Catching rainwater in a vessel is an ancient practice that is now making a come back for very practical reasons. Whether you live in a dry climate or not collecting rainwater from a roof or other flat surface and storing it in a cistern, tank or barrel for future use is easy and smart.
Depending on where you live you’ll find there are different reasons to collect rainwater.
To use as an alternate water source
To reduce municipal water use
To use as only water source
To help reduce flooding
To help reduce runoff
To use as a water source during the dry season
Rain Barrel sales
Many communities, municipalities and water districts are starting to offer rain barrels or water tanks to the public.One large supplier in Australia, Rainwater Tanks Direct has water tanks available for sale at reduced rates.
Contact your local city hall to find out if rain barrels or tanks are available for in your area.
Chicago rain barrel sale - English
Chicago rain barrel sale - Spanish
Missouri River Communities Network - Columbia. MO
Homeowners are really getting into rain harvesting
Here is a great catchments system from Texas!
The system was installed by Robert Stuckey and he has generously offered a very well done PowerPoint presentation to show you how it was done.
Here it is STUCKEY RAINWATER HARVESTING SYSTEM
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Rainwater Harvesting and Purification System
Fog and Dew Harvesting