This step by step tutorial of how to build an apartment sized rain water barrel project is a great way to capture some of nature’s natural moisture below it hits the ground. Rain water is far superior for watering garden plants than water from a garden hose because it lacks chlorine which is added by the city water department.
Building a water catchment small plastic tank becomes a reservoir to water plants after the rain has fallen and sunny days follow. Garden plants are thirsty is their quest to grow.
Many states are implementing programs encouraging residents to use rain barrels, which can store up to 55 gallons of water per plastic barrel to reduce runoff in the midst of a widespread drought. By creating a rain water reservoir, you are saving money by using free water instead of paying for water from your city.
There is a state by state rain water collection regulations click-able resource list – (click here)
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