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Is anyone collecting rainwater to store and irrigate their vegetable or perennial flower garden ? Rain is an inexpensive alternative to city water and would offset the cost of the barrel(s) lines, valves pump etc. over time considering the cost of water provided you store enough rain. I started with one barrel and now a have four linked together. After a good rain I calculate about 320 litres of usable rain for the garden only. During a dry summer it's good to have as a back up source. If you have similar ideas or have something like this let's compare notes Thanks.
Hi and thanks for responding.
With polyproplyene containers linked together they all find their own equal level and all sediment and unwanted matter diminishes by the time the rain reaches the fourth barrel all in series that is. The
last barrel has the cleanest water where I installed a 1/4 hp utility sump pump with it's own float switch as to shut off automatically. There is enough pressure to drip feed every plant on a 50' X 110' lot. A timer is also an optional.