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Why harvesting rainwater is cool?

Updated on April 4, 2013

Spring is finally here and the Daffodil flowers are blooming.The blooming of the Daffodils is a clear indication that the weather is getting warmer and summer is around the corner.Right now I am in my walk in wardrobe trying to sort my T- shirts and shorts according to colour,getting ready for the onset of summer and beach parties.

As we get ready for summer and the rainy season we should also think of harvesting rainwater. Why should we be bothered about harvesting rainwater? This might be the question readers of this article are asking themselves? In many countries the economy is biting and people's budgets are squeezed.Water bills are rocketing more than the wage increment.

Harvesting rain water is echo friendly and can help us reduce our water bills. We can use harvested rainwater to turn our gardens green when there is a horse pipe ban and a drought. Climate change is for real, so we should be prepared for eventualities by harvesting rainwater during the times of plenty.We can also use harvested rainwater to wash our cars and flash our toilets and do other household chores with the harvested rainwater. Harvesting rainwater is simple and straight forward.

In order to effectively harvest rain water one needs a water butt. For the purpose of this article I am using 210 litre Water Butt manufactured in the UK by Fiskars UK limited using recycled materials.This water butt can be purchased at or at eBay.It costs less than fifty pounds including transport if you are a local customer.This is ideal for collecting water from the roof of your house or shed.It can contain enough water to irrigate your plants during hot and dry conditions.

It only covers a little space in your garden.The green colour of the water butt adds life to your garden - green represents life.It adds a lively atmosphere and value to the environment.This water butt has a tap,connectors and a down ward pipe to connect to the guttering system.Hall's award winning garden sheds guttering kit is ideal to use with the 210 litre water butt.It can be purchased on line at and eBay.The guttering kit is easy to assemble it comes with instructions to follow.It can be adjusted to suit any shed or roof.It is portable and collects rain water where it is needed.

The water butt and the guttering kit can be assembled in less than ten minutes.They are ideal for camping as well.Harvesting rain water this summer have been made simple by the durable 210 litre water butt and Hall's award winning shed guttering kit.The ball is in your court buy yours now and start harvesting rainwater this summer.


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      Masimba Mukichi 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thanks, RonElFran for your comments.

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      Ronald E Franklin 4 years ago from Mechanicsburg, PA

      I've actually never thought about harvesting rainwater. And this is the first time I've ever heard of a water butt. I wonder how much of this is done here in the US. Thanks for an interesting hub.

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      Masimba Mukichi 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      I appreciate your effective response.

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Interesting! " green means life." Thanks for sharing this information on rain water harvesting.