If harvesting rainwater is legal in the state where you live, then you should definitely give it a try before you actually need water. Even people that live in suburban areas should give a try to water lawns, flowerbeds and gardens. It’s always nice to know that should your city water become tainted like Flint, Michigan, or, should a nearby oil & gas hydraulic fracking operation cause a natural disaster to destroy your water table and well water, you have a backup plan already in place.
There are literally a million ways to build and manage rainwater collection systems, which depend largely on how big the system is, the volume of water held and what type of water management pumping system you plan to use to move water around to where you need it. Being a solar advocate, build a system that uses solar water pumps, sump pumps and even solar purification systems to sterilize and purify my water to make sure its safe to use for cooking, cleaning and washing.
- Installing Rain Gutters for Off-Grid Cabins with Lots of Snow
- How to Build an Underground Cistern for Storing Fresh Rainwater
- Collapsible Bladder Water Storage Tanks
- How to Make an Activated Charcoal Rainwater Filter
- Rainwater Harvesting System Complete with Spigot and Water Hose
- Using Food Grade IBC Totes to Store Harvested Rainwater
- Solar Powered Water Pump for Rain Barrels
- Rainfall Calculator to Figure Out How Much Water Your Roof Can Capture
- How to Move Water with a Solar-Powered Water Pump
- How to Turn IBC Totes and Galvanized Tanks into Rainwater Cisterns
- How to Install Fiberglass Rain Barrel Cisterns to Store Rainwater
- How to Install Rain Gutters to Collect Rainwater and Store It
- Rainwater Harvesting is a Great Way to Provide Water for Cabins/Homes
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