All you need to provide is a barrel, a drill, and a downspout. The kit has easy-to-read instructions, and installation videos can be found at www.earthmindedconsumerproducts.com. Rain barrels can be used to water plants, wash cars, rinse off muddy shoes, and for anything else you can think off. It is not recommended to drink from the rain barrel or to water pets. Stop by the Mercer SWCD office to pick up your kit today!