Rainwater Offers Precious Runoff that Can be Captured and Stored in Your Garden
Did you know that 1" of rain puts about 600 gallons of water atop a 1,000 square foot house? That's a lot of rainwater to capture and a cistern can do the trick. Captured directly from a downspout, or rain chain, a cistern will have your garden water ready. These cisterns collect rainwater from a nearby roof and when the tanks are full water is dispersed through a gravity-fed drip system that irrigates crops.
How To Make A Rain Barrel Yourself - Things You Should Do AND Shouldn't Do When Making Rain Barrels | The DIY Household Tips Guide
Did you know that 623 gallons of water can be harvested from 1 inch of rain on a 1,000-square-foot roof? As far as rain barrels are concerned, a typical 1/2-inch rainfall will fill a 50- to 55-gallon barrel.
Green Inspiration: Giant Rain Barrels
While on the Cool House Tour in Austin last weekend, we came across one charming home in the middle of the city. The house itself was downright lovely, but what left us awestruck was the backyard. On their moderately-sized city lot, the family had an incredible veggie garden, six clucking hens in a covered run, a three-bin composting system, and a 2,000-gallon rain tank.
How To Make Your Own PVC Water Well Hand Pump
To feel truly self-sufficient and live off-the-grid, you need a running water source on your land, or you need to be able to drill a well. You cannot rely on harvested rainwater alone… You can pay a company to come onto your land and drill…
How to Build a Simple Rain Collection System
Using parts easily obtained at a local hardware store and a plastic drum or barrel, learn how to build a simple, small scale, rain collection system. During dry seasons, the same drum can be used to meter out precise amounts of tap water...
Rain Barrels - DIY, Cheap, Decorative Options (Plus Care Tips)
We'll share how to make a rain barrel (or find one that's cheap or decorative), plus installation and maintenance tips for rain water collection.
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7 Mistakes to Avoid when Harvesting Rain Water
In this video from the Youtube channel, Starry Hilder Off Grid Homestead, Starry goes over 7 common mistakes people make when harvesting rainwater.
Simple Pump | Quality Water Pumps and Well Pumps
Simple Pump manufactures and sells the best modular water well pump on the market. Hand-operated water pump to motor operated in minutes.
The RainSaucers rainwater collection system is a patent-pending, low cost, easy to deploy rainwater harvesting system that catches rain straight from the sky (no roof required).
Pedal powered water pump. 2007.
Strathclyde Mechanical Engineering student project, 2007.To build a human-powered water pump that could be used to irrigate farm land.They used two cylinders...