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Filter Rainwater in a Barrel for Drinking

During our boiling, broiling, blistering summer of 2012 here in the Missouri Ozarks, water was a topic of conversation wherever we went. Creeks and ponds dried up (some never recovered) and the water table dropped, forcing a few neighbors to have...

from The Orange County Register

Collect or drain? Ways to handle water on your property

Soggy ground? Tips for better yard drainage | yard, drainage, soggy - The Orange County Register

from Knowledge Weighs Nothing

Excellent Rain Harvesting Diagram/How To

DIY rain barrel... would love to have something like this out near the raised beds to make watering easier.


How Much Rainwater Should You Store - To determine the amount of storage that is appropriate for you, you need to know how much rainwater you can collect from your roof and the amount of water you will need. When calculating how much water you are going to need, you will want to really think about what you want to use the water for and what conservation methods you can incorporate.