Where are you?
If you are in the northeast US, you better find a very sturdy barrel. Up
here the temp has been in the single digits, teens, and 20s for most of
the last few weeks and everything outside that had water in it (ponds,
pools, birdbaths, etc.) is now solid ice.
I side with the folks who say yes go ahead that water should be fine,
at least for lawn and flowers. One thing I have noticed with my sump,
though, is that the water in the sump well is not always completely
clear; sometimes it has a little suspended dirt (i.e. it's a little
murky). Nothing wrong with that either but it might tend to settle
out and form a layer of sludge in the bottom of your barrel. Just
something to check for - if that happens you might need to stir it up
or flush the barrel out once in a while. -- H
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