Rainwater harvesting’s kind of a no-brainer: when you start looking into it, capturing free water from the sky tends to creep onto your project list.
Here are some Instructables to help you get started on basic systems:
- Starting with one 55-gallon barrel, and tying in another
- Getting fancier by going multi-tiered
- Rain barrels + plants combined
And, for the really ambitious, check out:
- Building a ferrocement water jar
Thai water jar construction plans, focused on third-world environments
- Info on underground water storage
And, if you’re near Austin and free this Saturday and want a crash course in rainwater harvesting, you may want to check out this class:
Rainwater Harvesting Seminar
Saturday, August 30th – 10am to 2pm
Presented by renowned speaker and veteran rainwater systems expert Barry Wall, this class will teach students the fundamentals of rainwater collection techniques. Whether you are looking to install your own system or you are a contractor in need of expert advice, this class is for you.
Topics to be covered:
* Water Usage & Efficiency
* Components & Configuration
* Design & Sizing Considerations
Instructor: Barry Wall
Mr. Barry Wall lives in Kerrville, Texas. He and his wife, Tamara, own Texas Rainwater systems. They have been installing, consulting, and educating about rainwater harvesting for over 20 years.
Happy rain collecting!