Thursday, June 11, 2009

Rain Water Storage for Gardens and Greenhouse

Conserving Water: Rain Water Storage for Gardens and Greenhouse

Conserving water is always on our minds, and watering the garden can be a problem. As mentioned in other writings, we are off the grid and have a small 12 volt water pump. Also, our well is just a 16’ dug well, so the gardens can be a big strain on our well and pump.

This 350 gallon water tank has been a huge help to us. It sits on a trailer so that it can be easily moved. We set it under rain gutters, and then move it up hill from our gardens and greenhouse. Garden hoses are connected to the valve in front and the water is gravity fed to the flowers and vegetables. The pressure is very slow, but it gets the job done and is helping us conserve resources. water storage

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