I was just wondering if any of you chemical savvy folks can tell me if a galvanized metal tub would be ok as a rain container? I don't know if the galvanized metal would contaminate the water. I just recently bought a large tub at an estate sale...its an old one, not a shiney new one. Since we have been BLESSED with some rain here (finally!![img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img], the tub is about half full but I hesitate to use the water fearing some kind of harmful "stuff" may leach into it. I can't find an old wooden rain barrel which is what I'd prefer. My collections of plastic buckets and tubs on the deck are a bit unsightly. I'm sure my neighbors would appreciate it if I get rid of them.
Any thoughts on metal containers as rain collectors?