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options (some more necessary than others) for making harvesting rainwater safer or more feasible

shabby chic rain bench?

By |2016-12-12T06:29:46+00:00February 1st, 2011|design ideas, diverters etc, for the garden, rain harvesting examples|

a nice addition to any garden... Here is just one more example of how creative gardeners are.  A DIY kit, a quick paint job and some accessories are all you need to get an attractive, comfy bench that waters your garden. This RainBench is about 50 feet away from the downpout diverter that fills it.  [...]

small space gardening

By |2016-12-12T06:29:47+00:00December 21st, 2010|design ideas, diverters etc, how-to, rain harvesting examples, raindom, sustainable design|

This shows a very simple method of collecting water in the downspout diverter, hiding the tubing under the second story deck, and utilizing your space wisely by storing the rainwater in the benches. Then, when you want to water your window boxes up there or your hanging baskets, simply plug in the pump and use [...]

calculating rainwater runoff

By |2016-12-12T06:29:47+00:00December 17th, 2010|design ideas, diverters etc, how-to, sustainable design|

Just how much rain do you get and how much can you collect?  Using a very easy method,  just remember that for every 100 sq. ft. (that’s a 10 x 10 area) you could collect 62 gallons in 1 inch of rainfall. Who lives in a 10'x10' house?(A modest 25'x40' house (1,000 sq.ft.) would produce 620 [...]

Commercial Downspout Diverter

By |2016-12-12T06:29:47+00:00July 14th, 2010|diverters etc, rain harvesting examples|

We successfully installed the Saving Rain Downspout Diverter on 2 large (4"x4" square) commercial buildings this spring, and they are working great.  Here is a photo of the installation at Monona Public Library, with a self-watering rain planter to catch the rain and water annuals automatically, while directing overflow into a rain garden... This [...]

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