This project comes from:
Make: Projects @http://makeprojects.com/Project/Barrel-Water-Collector/275/1
From the authors: Chris and Michri Barnes
Barrel Water Collector
Who the project is for:
Small Scale Farmers & anyone with an interest in sustainability
Range of how much it might cost to build:
probably less than $85
What skills are necessary to complete it:
You will need to use a drill, otherwise the directions should get you through everything else.
Summary of the project:
Many people let the rainwater that falls on their roof run off, then they use drinking water piped in from afar for washing floors and watering plants. Here’s a handy, mosquito-proof rain barrel we put together that stores 55 gallons of recycled water and adds a handsome accent to our yard. It’s especially valuable during droughts, and if you’re in a rural area with wells and electric pumps, it also means being able to flush the toilet when the power goes out.