Question

Can you tell me about systems to collect and save rain water for watering my garden?

Asked by Mary Marino
Denton, TX

I have seen containers connected to gutter systems but I don't know if that is the best idea

Answer

Sean Lintow Sr

Answered by Sean Lintow Sr

Naperville, IL

SLS Construction & Building Solutions

August 26, 2013

Those are generally the easiest to install. As for it being the best for your situation, a lot comes down to why you want to harvest rainwater.

  • How much or how big of a system do you need?
  • How much are you looking at realistically?
  • How much space is available to hold the water?

For more information:

Read "I need advice about creating a bioswale or rain garden in my yard where overflow rainwater collects." a Q&A answered by Richard Heller.

Also, for more on the options available and sizing read this blog post by Sean Lintow.

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