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Video: DIY Rainwater Collection System

Video: DIY Rainwater Collection System
Here’s a great video from MrNativeTexan that will show you how put together a simple-to-construct rainwater collection system for your garden! There are a couple of neat ideas going on here – connecting the barrels with a manifold not only makes them fill at the same rate, but there’s also only one tap needed. Four barrels leads to an increased pressure at the tap and the barrels drain from below so they can be fully emptied. Water is synonymous with life, it’s a precious resource and we need to reduce our demand wherever possible to save trouble for future generations. If we don’t act with this in mind it’s easy to see that people could be fighting over clean water in years to come. A project like this is one easy step in the right direction! Collecting your rainwater is one way to avoid having to use mains drinking water for watering your plants – in fact it’s better for them without the added chlorine, which is toxic. Please Share This Page:

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The Rainwater Harvesting Community All proceeds generated by the site through sponsors is used to build awareness and support the website through direct research and new articles. If you are interested in writing an article for the website, please drop us a note. We gladly welcome articles, but please no product endorsements. The HarvestH2o Team Self watering vertical garden with recycled water bottles The green wall is composed by 72 water bottles cut and placed upside-down on a wooden shelf. Two independent water reservoir are present: the main is placed on the side of the building and composed by eight 200 liters barrels linked together, for collecting rain water. The second one is composed by three plastic "new jersey" street barriers, that can contain 80 - 100 liters each, placed under the shelf.

Laundry To Landscape Graywater Systems; Design & Parts Complete information from the original inventors by Art Ludwig We originated the Laundry to Landscape Greywater System and published it unpatented into the public domain in 2008 for the good of all. This site has the most up-to-date, reliable, and complete information, and is the source of much of the info replicated on tens of thousands of other pages on "Laundry to Landscape." Please help the quality of information on this system and support our continued research by "liking" and linking to us, getting our instructional DVD or book, and encouraging organizations that have not done so to credit us as a source of original information on this topic--thanks!

DIY Biosand Drinking Water Filter Bio-sand filters are super quick and easy to build and they are very effective at filtering dirty water and making it safe. Watch the video for details. Below is some additional information from Wikipedia Rain Water Catch System So we have well water, it is great to not have that monthly bill those city folks get. It is an artesian well, which means the water is constantly under pressure it forces its’ way up and out of the ground. And because of this it has to have a way to run continually to relieve that pressure. The water has been feeding our creek for years. What a waste! We thought the runoff would be perfect to use to water our new garden.

Off Grid Rainwater System Collects, Stores, and Purifies Water This rainwater collection system in the Canadian wilderness has provided a source of clean, potable water for this family of four’s off grid cabin for almost 20 years. The system is relatively simple and very low maintenance. Water is collected using a three hundred square foot piece of metal roofing, where it flows downhill into a gutter. It is passed through a layer of plastic mesh as it runs into the gutter to filter out any large debris, including the needles that drop onto the roof from surrounding trees.

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How to Build a Rainwater Collection System: 9 steps Steps Method 1 of 4: Getting Rain Barrel Supplies 1Obtain one or more water storage barrels. You can buy a water storage barrel online, but it's cheaper to get a used one from a company that uses large barrels to store food and other merchandise (just be sure to clean it thoroughly with soapy water). A rain barrel can also be made from a large plastic trash can. Get a barrel that will hold 30 to 55 gallons of water. Best Ways To Water Your Garden In summer, when there usually isn't enough rain to forgo watering all together and the heat is testing your plants, there is a temptation to inundate your soil with a constant flow of water. And it seems most give in to this instinct, abiding to daily waterings of their gardens without question. But with a lack of rain comes a need for water conservation.

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