DIY ProjectsBuild a Rain Water Collector System with 55 Gallon Plastic Barrels

Build a Rain Water Collector System with 55 Gallon Plastic Barrels


Instructables website shares a  step by step picture tutorial with detailed instructions how to build a rain water collector system with 55 gallon plastic barrels and a two tiered vertical rack.

Check your local laws – some cities have banned them while others encourage them.

You could also use the plans for the vertical rack to store 2 55 gallon plastic water barrels worth of water storage inside your home.

Click here to read how to create this project:


55-Gallon Barrel Combo

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