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Rain Barrel Construction

The following rain barrel construction project was done by Scott Dixon from Rexburg, Idaho – rain barrel configuration and parts supplied by Aaron’s Rain Barrels. Step 1. Construction of the Rain Barrels Base Because we had some summer storms coming, I constructed a temporary base for the barrels made of concrete blocks and 2×4 studs. […]


Rainwater Tank

Here is a small capacity (55 gallon) rainwater tank for rainwater collection. It is a tank and diverter system I make for catalog companies but have some overstock. These are pretty much as good as they get but because the design is different than my traditional rain barrels I only offer them here. This system […]


Rainwater Harvester

I make/sell rain barrels from my other site I call Aaron’s Rain Barrels, it’s kind of a hobby part time business. Every once an awhile I get a nice customer testimonial that is relevant to this website so here it is. This rainwater harvester shows that you do not need to spend much to harvest […]


UCR Rainwater Harvesting

UCR Rainwater Harvesting Grant Five University of California engineering students have been given two grants to construct a rainwater harvesting system on the campus. The grants were given by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for $10,000 each to setup downspouts, rainwater diversion, catchment and storage tanks. Their […]


Rainwater Cistern

Rainwater Cisterns – Basins, Barrels and Tanks The rainwater cistern is historically an underground basin of water, but it can also be an above ground barrel or tank. Much like an artificial well, cisterns are used to make sure that water is not contaminated nor suffers from evaporation. Probably the most effective but overlooked form […]


Drinking Rainwater

Think Before You Drink People who think about drinking rainwater have a good idea, but their main concern is usually the rainwater quality. Rainwater in and of itself is not usually a problem, however Mother Nature does use water as a way to clean the sky as well as the rivers, lakes and streams. There […]


Roofing Materials

Roofing Materials for Rainwater Harvesting I was asked the other day about what is the best roofing material for rainwater harvesting and it made me pause. I have the generic ideas once presented by others in the past but why not build upon them in a logical way and think about new solutions? Roofing materials […]


Rain Barrels

Is a Rain Barrel a Rainwater Harvesting System? You can not call a rain barrel a rainwater harvesting system because it is missing important components for filtration. Rain barrels have been around for many years and are still seen on farms and homes that are environmentally conscious. A rain barrel can be either open ended […]


Rainwater Storage

Rainwater Storage and Economy The rainwater cistern is historically an underground basin of water, but it can also be an above ground barrel or tank. Much like an artificial well, cisterns are used to make sure that water is not contaminated nor suffers from evaporation. Probably the most effective but overlooked form of rainwater storage […]


Rainwater Catchment

What is Rainwater Catchment? The rainwater cistern is historically an underground basin of water, but it can also be an above ground barrel or tank. Much like an artificial well, cisterns are used to make sure that water is not contaminated nor suffers from evaporation. Probably the most effective but overlooked form of rainwater storage […]


Rainwater Calculator

Mathematical Principles of the Rainwater Calculator The mathematical principles of a rainwater calculator are really quite simple. How much rainwater will fall? How long will the rainwater keep falling? Are there any times during the year when no water falls at all? When? For how long? How big and in what condition is the cistern […]


Rainwater Collection

The History of Rainwater Collection The long history of rainwater collection, can be traced (in recorded history) as far back as ancient times some 3,000 years ago (850 BC) if not even farther. The need for water is a basic human essential for maintaining life, without it, no civilization could have prospered. Rainwater collection in […]


Rainwater Harvesting Book

Forgotten Rain – Rediscovering Rainwater Harvesting Heather’s book can be purchased from her website ( HERE ) Linking to it is the least I could do – books like this are often overlooked just as the subject of rainwater harvesting is, but this will change! This rainwater harvesting book is packed with great images and […]


Rainwater Collection Systems

My Rainwater Collection System I have been making rain barrels for rainwater collection for years and offer them from my other website. I have also installed multiple units together to make larger capacity rain water collection systems and there have been several people who have requested this viagra 100 mg doctissimo. My rainwater collection systems […]


Rainwater Harvesting System

Building a Rainwater Harvesting System I think it is great when ordinary people build their own rainwater harvesting systems. The story below is of a gentleman who made Non-Smoking an outstanding rainwater harvesting system out of a 1550 gallon rainwater tank. He later added (3) 3,000 gallon tanks after he realized how much water can […]


Rainwater Tanks

Which rainwater tank is ideal for rainwater harvesting? Actually this is a question that does not have one right answer because there are many different rainwater tanks used in rainwater harvesting. Still it is important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of the different storage tanks used. This is because the rainwater tank is a […]