DIY ProjectsHow To Make A Heavy Duty 275 Gallon RAIN BARREL Project

How To Make A Heavy Duty 275 Gallon RAIN BARREL Project

Instructables website shares how to make a 275 gallon rain barrel rainwater catchment system for your home.

Rainwater is amazing to water your garden with because it contains no chlorine.

If there is a long term disaster and your cities utilities (power, water and sewer ) shut down …. what are your options for available water ?

Rainwater always needs to be treated before drinking for safety sake.

Beware that harvesting rainwater in some cities is illegal while other cities encourage it…. please check your local laws.

Farm and Feed stores are a great place to get water storage tanks.

3 years ago, a friend was able to get a 550 gallon dark green water storage tank for less than 500$.

Empty it weighed less than 50lbs.


Click here to read how to make this project yourself:


Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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