Each rain barrel purchased already includes a spigot assembly. The spigot assembly is comprised of a spigot and a male to male nipple with a rubber gasket. The nipple gasket creates a tight seal against the bottom side of the rain barrel to prevent leaking. The spigot threads onto the nipple. The spigot requires only a single quarter turn to open fully and therefore has time saving advantages over full tap connectors which require multiple turns to open. The spigot is also threaded and can accept a standard garden hose or a clear dispensing hose.