Rain water harvesting can be done inexpensively:

I made this rain harvester for about 3 to 5 cents a gallon (not including the cost of the barrels which can be FREE).

I avoided the normal cost of a rainwater harvester which usually includes the supplies needed for each barrel: spigots ($4), outlet flanges ($5), overflow flanges ($5), pipe etc. etc. Now, I'm all for saving rain, but I'd like to save some money while I'm at it! :-)

So, I figured out how to connect my barrels together for 3 to 5 cents per gallon!
I currently have 2400 gallons of capacity, and have spent about $120.These pages (see links on right) will show you how.



Getting started

First off, to become a rain harvester, you must first have motivation! I was motivated by having "two problems which I changed into a solution" (I live by these words!).

Problems:
1. Too much water dripping off the roof of my house into a poorly drained area.
2. I have to pay to water my garden.

Solution:
- Store the water for the garden!

5 comments:

Nick said...

Another problem that rainwater solves is that chlorinated water is bad for plants!

Jody said...

and it won't leave hardwater spots on the leaves

Chris said...

Also, cold water is bad for roots. Rain in a barrel will be warm after a day or two.

water harvesting system said...

I agree. Cold water will be bad for roots.

Click rain Harvest said...

Rain water solves each and everyone needs. And Water is safe and Crustal Clear water to drink and use anywhere for supply.