Rainwater Collection At Work

We’ve finally gotten a long, soaking rain, here in South Austin! The stock tank hose has been emptying into the upper flower bed for a good 12 hours now, and the lowest zones of my yard have standing water that is slowly soaking in.


It’s SUCH a relief to finally get a decent rain before the heat kicks in!


About The Gardener of Good & Evil

This entry was posted in rainwater harvesting and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

7 Responses to Rainwater Collection At Work

  1. Shirley says:

    It’s working and you get a nice water feature while using down the water stored there. We’ll sure need it almost as soon as the rain stops. That’s a nice way to handle the water runoff, I have a bunch of buckets all over the porch right now.

  2. Jenny says:

    Oh happy day.

  3. Laurin Lindsey says:

    What a great idea! We have been using watering troughs for growing veggies…

  4. Mary says:

    Too cool! Where did you pick up the stock tank?

    • Greg says:

      I picked up a 90 gallon tank just like it at Tractor Supply.
      The difference between their setup and mine, is mine is set on 2 blocks and we have a clockwork timer (non electric) to shut off the flow.
      Remember this 90 gallon tank will weigh almost 1000 pounds when full.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s