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    Default Using rainwater when you don't collect rainwater

    Something our family does. Saves on your water consumption, therefore what you pay for water and electricity. Rainwater comes off our roof on two sides, why not use it? We have a green bin, about 2 gallons, we use in the house to store compostables before putting them in the backyard composter. It gets grimy fast. Put it under the drain from the eaves and scrub it with a toilet brush! And toss the water on your lawn, it's full of organic fertilizer.

    Same thing works for our tub for recyclables you can return for refund, and trash cans. I imagine it would work for kitty litter trays too (Don't have a kitty, just a Husky. )

    And you can just leave the container there and let it rinse and rinse and rinse....

    I never let a good rainstorm go to waste.

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    That is a good idea. I am always looking for ways to use less water and utilities.

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    I've seen barrels for storing rainwater for sale and I've heard you can make your own out of a five gallon bucket and put a spicket at the bottom.

    Use it to water your garden on dry days, or use it to wash outdoor items. Just make sure you cover up the container so you don't get mosquito sitting around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post

    I never let a good rainstorm go to waste.
    Like your idea and this has gotten me re-motivated to set up the large rain barrels next year when I re-roof. Not going to be cheap, but I see us heading to water rationing in a few years and I will be ready.

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    Check your local area rules for this, first. For a long time it wasn't allowed in Colorado, don't know about other areas.

    [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainwater_harvesting"]Rainwater harvesting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

    HarvestH2o.com :: Regulations

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    Quote Originally Posted by krbshappy71 View Post
    Check your local area rules for this, first. For a long time it wasn't allowed in Colorado, don't know about other areas.

    Rainwater harvesting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    HarvestH2o.com :: Regulations
    Thanks for the link..........will check it out more later.

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