Rainwater Harvesting

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Today's featured DIY project is a great one because we are entering a lovely rainy season soon! Collecting rain water is a convenient, thrifty and green way to water your yard. But not only that, is is a cleaner, more natural way to care for your gardens, yard and landscape. There's an article...

How to Make a DIY Rain Barrel from a Garbage Can

Today's featured DIY project is a great one because we are entering a lovely rainy season soon! Collecting rain water is a convenient, thrifty and green way to water your yard. But not only that, is is a cleaner, more natural way to care for your gardens, yard and landscape. There's an article...

Water cistern system....we should all be doing this more - particularly folks who live in drought prone regions like Texas and the Western US

Rainwater Harvesting

Get ideas for how to catch, store, and use rainwater with cisterns, barrels, and rain chains

Build your own 3,000 gallon wooden cistern. High quality SketchUp illustrations, actual photos of the cistern being built and assembled, every detail is covered. Build Your Own Wooden Cistern by Joe Kordzi - PDF + SketchUp 3D model, $19.99.

Build Your Own 3,000 Gallon Wooden Cistern

Rain water harvesting at the Jahaj Mahal, Mandu, India

painted rain barrels | This totem-style rain barrel features a spigot which can be connected ...

Vote by Sept. 28 for winner of Create a Splash rain barrel painting contest

All the entries are in for the first annual Create A Splash! Rain Barrel Painting Contest sponsored by the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays. Now it’s time to vote for the popular choice winner of the 2011 contest. To vote for a favorite, go to...

pvc pipe water tank, perfect for a narrow space in an urban backyard

pvc pipe water tank, perfect for a narrow space in an urban backyard

Build Galvanized Stock Tank Water Storage Rain Barrel | The Homestead Survival

This step by step tutorial of how to build galvanized stock tank water storage rain barrel to store rainwater to be reused in the garden. While helping

How to Paint Rain Barrels | Environmental Art: Local rain barrel takes first prize in nationwide ...

Environmental Art: Local rain barrel takes first prize in nationwide contest — Grid Magazine

You might never imagine a rain barrel as public art, but that’s exactly what Rittenhouse neighbors Karen Villareal and Pat Harner have created. Their fly fishing-inspired rain barrel recently won first prize in Plow & Hearth’s Water Colors Contest—a competition

cista rainwater harvesting, sustainable design, green design, water conservation, green gardening, moss sund, figforty

CISTA: Modern Rainwater Harvesting Made Beautiful

Generally associated with plastic and wooden 55 gallon drums covered with slimy moss, rainwater harvesting just doesn't seem to capture the imagination like an exotic green roof or a gleaming solar array -- until now. The CISTA rainwater harvesting system

21 Ways To Beautify Your Rain Catchment Barrels | Catch rain in a work of art.

21 Ways To Beautify Your Rain Catchment Barrels

Rain catchment barrels are used as a way collect water for watering your garden. You can even beautify your rain catchment barrels to improve visual appeal.

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Pelican River Watershed District

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another 55 gallon system with RainSaucers...

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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).

This is a 2,500 gallon concrete block rain water collection cistern, simple design.

Concrete block cistern

4 self standing catchers

4 self standing catchers

Simple Barrel System Collects 825 Gallons Of Water - Homestead & Survival

Want to harness all that rain water running off your roof each year? Why not use it to water your garden throughout the dry months and cut down on your water bill? Here is a simple system you can use to trap rainwater in 55 gallon drums, and store it for use later in your […]

101 Gardening: RainWater Storage

RainWater Storage

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 an...