2012 Update-Sept 25: I haven't used any of my rainwater since July 26. Both are full currently. My back has been in bad shape and I can't haul as much water as I'd like.
2011 Rainwater Consumption: 1,050 gallons
The long-anticipated rain barrels made their debut in my garden on May 30, 2011. Honestly, they were easier than I thought they'd be to create, the neighbors actually LIKED them and even more importantly: THEY WORKED!
Between May 30-Oct 12 I estimated I used about 1,050 gallons on harvested water on my gardens, plants, and squirt guns. The kids used a whole bunch more for water fights, but I didn't include that. (please, don't go all crazy b/c my kids play with "dirty" rain water...they are just fine.) I also did no accounting for evaporation or spillage due to my carelessness because, quite frankly, I don't care!
Check it out:
|Rain barrel #1, May 2011.|
|I'm a rain barrel addict! THREE rain barrels, April 2012.|
Wanna make your own? Check out my DIY post!!!