It occurred to me as I put on my raincoat to go out in a downpour at 8 in the morning, pre-coffee, that I may have a problem. An obsession with perfecting our rainwater system. But, it’s pretty much done, so I thought I would share.
NOTE: This system is designed to be used with a gravity water filtration system for drinking purposes. This does not filter the water to drinking grade on its own.
Here’s an overview of the system. And this youtube video helped us quite a bit to figure out what would work best for us.
And that’s it! We use the rainwater for showering and dishes, and then filter our drinking water through a gravity filter system. What was the most time consuming was getting the hoses to the exact lengths for optimal flow. But now that it’s done, the thing works like a charm! Ideally we will never need to use a filling station for water again.
Here’s a video of the system in action!