I'd like to make a rain barrel using an old 55 gal drum that has contained Sodium Hydroxide if it's safe to use the water collected in such a barrel on my garden & plants?
I've included pics showing the barrel's stickers that say: Lustra Performix Alkaline Presoak and "Corrosive 8 Sodium Hydroxide Solution, UNI824".
My own research attempt was able to learn that this is a detergent used in car washes. In trying to research safety, I found a similar question about a used barrel (that had had chemicals in it) and the advice given was to ask in a chemistry forum. So, here I am.
I appreciate your time and any replies, Thank you!