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Installing a Backyard Rainwater Harvesting System

By Bubbles
April 6, 2010

If you've ever watched the rain shoot off your roof, across the yard and soak into your neighbors' garden, you may appreciate this article. What follows is a fairly inexpensive alternative to rain barrels on every down spout. It's easy to do, especially if you can talk someone else into doing it!

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Name: Kathleen aka Blkraven
zone 8a..Wells Tx.
Apr 24, 2010 9:34 PM CST
I have a simple system I built with 2 plastic barrels and it is amazing how fast they fill up I hope to add more soon to have a total of 400 gallons that I can save.. 1/4 in of rain will fill more than that with the roof area I have.. I raised mine up off the ground a foot or so so that gravity will give it more force when flowing..
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