Last Spring we bought this water harvesting barrel, and never got to setting it up. It was quite easy. Here’s a beak down of what we did.
1. Pick a Place. 2. Measure barrel (to the top of the barrel). 3. Cut drain (to the point you measured) 4. Put the Barrel under the drain 5. Enjoy.
Like I said, seriously simple. So why are we water harvesting? Here are our top 10 reasons we water harvest!
#1 It was super simple to get started!
#2 It’s free (almost) and there is so much of it! For every inch of rain on a 2K squarefoot roof, 1,250 gallons of water can be reused. Pretty awesome.
#3 Most people use 3K gallons of water a week to maintain their lawn, we figure, waste not want not. The grass is happy and we save 1/2 the gallons with just one barrel. Plus, it’s better for landscape growth!
#4 This leads to……reduced water bills!
#5 It’s a small action that makes a large impact.
#6 Water harvesting is easy to maintain. You don’t need to buy a bunch or replenish filters.
#7 It doesn’t take up a lot of space, yet holds a lot of water.
#8 It provides an emergency supply of water.
#9 It’s convenient because we don’t have a hose where we want to plant some beds.
#10 We don’t feel bad “wasting” water.