On the look out for new plumbing products, I came across an article from a plumber where he has a checklist for home plumbing maintenance. Nice quick reference for homeowners.
Not a new product, but it is nice to see another manufacturer producing rain barrels. In this part of Texas (well all of Texas), rain storage systems were quite common in the 19th century. I hear more homeowners discussing adding rain barrels to their homes. I have one on my home. With current technology, these water storage systems can be a no hassle way to water the garden. Read about Oatey and their new rain barrel. Maybe it will inspire you to get one for your home.