Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Make a Rainwater Collection System, Part III

It was a beautiful day yesterday! The sun was shining and it was 87 degrees outside.  I was outside all day and loved it. It had been so long since we saw the sun. I got a lot of work done in the garden to include work on my new rain barrel!

I got a second one because these things fill up in a matter of minutes when it is raining. I also ordered a new white drain pipe from the home improvement store. They have them online, but not in any local stores near me. Since I raised the second barrel up so it is taller than the first one, the pipe was a perfect fit. Now, all I need is a connector hose between the two barrels. Overflow from the higher barrel can go into the lower one.

When both barrels are full, I will use the old black pipe (the one that is sort of painted white) and attach it to this one to let the water go out onto the lawn.

Collecting rainwater is addicting! I want another barrel for the other side of the house! However, the next barrel will be a local purchase. I won't pay a premium price again. I think I can drill out my own holes and attach a faucet. Not sure how long it will take to find another barrel, but when I start to assemble it, I will be sure to post about it!

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