How To Build A Rain Catchment System To Collect Rain Water For Emergencies & Gardening…

How To Build A Rain Catchment System To Collect Rain Water For Emergencies & Gardening...

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In this 3 part series you’ll learn how to build a system to collect rain water for emergency storage scenarios and also to use to water your garden. The first step shown here is to lay a strong foundation because we will be holding over 1 ton worth of water.

In the second video, you’ll see how a cover was made for the IBC tote from sun shade fabric, plastic grommets, and zip ties. This will reduce the sun exposure by over 75% and looks pretty decent, too.

The third video shows you how vinyl gutters and 2 inch PVC piping were installed to collect and direct the water into the IBC tote for storage. There is also a rain catchment system test video added that shows the amount of rainwater captured. Check it out…

Laying the foundation…

Making a cover to protect from the sun…

Attaching guttering & piping…

Testing the rain catchment system…

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In all that time an electric wire has never been connected to our house. We haven’t gotten or paid an electricity bill in over 40 years, but we have all the electricity we want. We grow everything we need, here, in our small backyard. We also have a small medicinal garden for tough times. Read More Here...


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