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DIY Rainwater Collection Ideas


We all sat down behind our windows watching the drops of water pouring from the skies filling our hearts with joy. But have you ever wondered what you can do more with it… If yes, don’t worry we’ve got your back!

1. Start Small

Now you probably heard of all those complicated systems (and expensive ones) for that purpose, LONG story short start small. Baby steps are always the best way to get into doing anything rather than being overwhelmed and ending up doing nothing. For this all you need to do is wipe the dust off anything you already have at your home and can be used to collect water. It can be kids’ pool, buckets… Remember the Bigger the Better. They need to be well placed to avoid any strong wind complications. You can spot areas where rain can be collected in larger amounts (near roofs) and lay your objects there.

2. Freestanding Rain Collector

Once you get the hang of it, you can start your own DIY that best fits your situation. The most basic one is the freestanding rainwater collector. It’s similar to a funnel in a bottle but on a larger scale. You can make your own from a large piece of fabric with improved wind resistance and a trash can. Place it in the open air to collect the rainwater into the container.


3. Rain Barrel

Rain Barrels idea is simple, collect the rainwater runoff from your rooftops towards your container. All you need for that is some pipes and your own choice of tank.

Takeaway Notes

Now that you have the water, use it in your daily consumption. It can be hand washing some of your clothes, giving your pet a shower, or any other heavy duty cleaning like giving your car a good wash! If you will leave the water outside for a long while make sure to cover it up to avoid any insects from coming inside it. Remember all small efforts towards reaching a more sustainable life MATTER and are welcomed.


  1. This article is so helpful. We usually never think abiut how much water can be saved by using rain instead of tap water. Thank you!

  2. I think this is one of the easiest ways of leaning towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Thank you for sharing your ideas


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