This is great since we don't have any outdoor hose hookups! How to Build a Rain Barrel. A dual barrel system that uses atmospheric pressure to equalize the water volume in both rain barrels. Use the water from your rain barrels to water your plants.
Rainwater Harvesting: Why Everyone Should Care and How to Do It
Gold fish are thriving and keeping mosquitos away. This is their third summer in the rain barrels and are doing very well. In the winter I bring them inside and keep in a fish tank. Great idea if I ever get my rain barrel set up.
of rain puts about 600 gallons of water atop a square foot house! That's a lot of free water. 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.
Drip irrigation is the most efficient system of watering plants. Even if you are using harvested water from a rain barrel, you don't want to let that precious resource go to waste when watering your garden.