Water is required for many day to day activities like gardening, car washing, cleaning house, etc. and as such building a reservoir of water can really come handy, especially at times of crisis. So, if you are wondering how to reserve water without paying extra money, then one option is collecting rainwater. It might sound a bit strange but storing rain water is excellent for these kinds of activities. The first thing that appears in mind when talking about storing rain water is to find a reservoir for collection. One could either buy a container from the market or otherwise there is an easier and cost effective way to prepare a reservoir from rejected scraps. It is not mandatory to spend money in buying rain water collection system because they can be prepared at your residence.
Here Are 5 Diy Ideas For Rain Water Collecting System That Can Be Used Effectively To Collect Rain Water:
We all have dustbins in our homes where we all dispose our garbage. It can also used for other purpose such as rain water collection system. The process of collecting rain water is called rain water harvesting. Dustbins or trash cans can make ideal rain water collection system. The best part is that they are very cheap. Now, there are different types of dustbins and the most common types are open lid and close lid bins. As the name suggests, there is a cover in these containers which prevent bad stench of garbage to escape. If you have close lid bin then make sure to disconnect the cover before using it as reservoir. But do not throw away the cover just yet as you will need it later. When the water is collected, it is necessary to close the lid because mosquitoes can lay egg in stored water which can cause malaria.
We generally store tap water in buckets but it can also be used as excellent rain water collection system. All you need to do is to put the bucket outside when it is raining or otherwise keep it under your draining pipe of the roof top. When the bucket fill close the lid properly and use as and when you like.
If you can manage a gasoline container or oil drum at cheap rates then they can be used for rain water collection system. Generally, you can get fuel drums in garages or gas stations but some of might already have it in your garage for emergency purpose. There is no need to worry because you can reuse it for storing oil. Fuel cans or drums come with in-built cover system. You can use this lid later to store the collected rain water safely.
Plastic drums can be used for collecting rain water and it is also readily available. It can collect many gallons rain water.
You can build your own rain water collection system with tin cans. But first you need to collect about 15 to 20 tin cans and arrange in a carton. Once you completed this step, make small peep holes in these cans with screw driver and your home made rain water collection system will be ready. Later you can use small corks to close these holes. The corks of homeopathy medicines container will be adequate for this purpose.