Our Gray 55 gallon Rain Barrel is unpainted and has a one-piece screw-on black lid. Each rain barrel lid has multiple 2.5 inch intake holes, screened to keep out debris and mosquitoes. The internal overflow allows you to more efficiently divert excess water to your plants, rain garden or downspout system, away from your foundation. The 3/4" brass ball valve now comes standard and fits standard garden hose connections. Ball valves are locked down on the inside with a galvanized hex nut for stability and leak proof performance.