Check with your town or city, I purchased a blue rainbarrel that was all ready to use, from our town for just $55! It has been great, fills very fast, doesn't give off any odor and I drained it at the end of the season, turned it upside down behind a shed for winter storage. I think I will paint it terra cotta this year. I hope to purchase some additional ones. It makes me feel great each time that I use it.