Filters your water before it enters the tank. The Leaf Eater® is the ultimate high performance rain head for use in heavy rainfall areas. Not only does it protect the home by preventing gutters from blocking and flooding of eaves, the Leaf Eater® also improves water quality and reduces tank maintenance. Leaves and debris that build up in gutters can be flammable and represent a significant fire risk. By screening leaves onto the ground, the Leaf Eater® prevents gutters from blocking and eliminates a fire hazard. A secondary stainless steel screen is included to keep mosquitoes and vermin out of downpipes in a “wet” system. With the removal of the secondary screen, the Leaf Eater® is ideal for use purely as a debris removing device even when rainwater is not being collected.