I built a rain collector by taping plastic on to my greenhouse. The plastic channels the water into three 55 gallon plastic barrels. Thursday night and Friday morning we got alot of rain. By 9am friday morning one of the barrels was alomst ready to run over. I plan on storing the rain in 5 gallon water bottles, I have 5 of them. I filled all 5 up. That's 25 gallons of water. After I filled the bottles the barrel was about half full. It rained again last night and this morning the barrel had overflowed. the other two barrels were almost full too. I filled three 2 1/2 gallon jugs that I had and a few 1 gallon jugs. I got almost 200 gallons of rain water in two days. I know this won't be typical because like I said we got alot of rain, infact we had so much rain that there was some flooding this morning. But I still think that my rain collector is a success.
Has anybody else tried to make something to collect large amounts of rain?