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    My 'Ghetto' Water Collection System....



    There's a spigot on the right. I have a funnel and gallon plastic jugs.

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    What's the deal with the bucket inside?

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    Weight so it doesn't get blown around in the wind? That's my best guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jcal View Post
    Weight so it doesn't get blown around in the wind? That's my best guess.
    That would make sense.

    My entire roof is a water-collection device running to a pair of underground cisterns.

    ...unfortunately I need that water to shower and live on, so NOT for plants, lol. I need to build me a little watershed for garden water.

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    Weight indeed! We had near tornadic conditions, yesterday.

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    Heh, I just set out a bunch of plastic bowls when I see it is about to rain. I don't risk trying to put one under the spout for the gutters because I think that would have too much dirt and debris.
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    I use a 4' x 4' x 3' plastic tub, with a 5 gal bucket on top. Water goes into the bucket and through a couple of pond filter pads before it goes into the collection vessel. A ball valve between the bucket and the vessel lets me cut off flow when the vessel is full. Then the water backs up in the bucket and drains out through a downspout located about 3/4 of the way up the bucket.
    Last edited by SubRosa; 06-13-2014 at 10:35 AM.
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    Given the generally low mineral content of rain water, as well as its slight acidity, is all that filtration really necessary?
    Come to me flies and crawling bugs. This plant wants to give you great big hugs
    Aren't I pretty, don't I smell good? I'd come to you if I could
    But I can't so you must come to me, I'm sure we will get along splendidly

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