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Because of limited yard space, I was considering burying two or three of these barrels to just below their rims under the downspouts and attaching hand pumps to get the water out. Water would enter the barrels after a coarse filtering through crushed rock and mesh. These would mostly be for the kids to water their vegetable gardens in the summer, but it would be nice to have in an emergency. Are there any issues with burying these containers (deterioration, etc)? I plan on laying several inches of crushed rock below the barrels and surround them with sand. We do not have issues with the ground freezing here. Thanks .