If one lives in a place that sees regular rainfall, there is no reason why he or she shouldn’t put that water to good use. Now recycling rain water may not be the first thing that comes to mind when someone envisions ways to be frugal and efficient, but it works. Imagine having a water butt installed on your home that collects loads of water each and every time it rains. This can mean sufficient water for the flowers of your garden, or a patch of soil you want to plant in.
Water Butt (Photo credit: London Permaculture)
When it comes to water butts, they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Garden centres will have plenty to choose from and it is best to find one that fits the space of your home. For instance, if one lives in the country and has plenty of area for large water butts, get one. The bigger the water butt, the more rain will be collected in it. And if one has space in their garden for multiple water butts, so be it. Water is a commodity that never gets old.
Installation of a water butt is fairly simple and one can use a bit of desecration when installing one. The first thing to keep in mind is that the intention of the water butt is to collect water in its basin. There is no worse way to collect rain water but by having a water butt on a hilly and uneven surface. Always find a flat area for your water butt to sit on and collect water.
When it rains on your home, the gutter system will bring water from the roof down the pipes and so on. An easy way to install a water butt is by cutting a down pipe and installing the water butt directly below the pipe.
This will ensure the homeowner that rain water will freely collect in the butt. There is no reason to spend excess money paying for water that is used for gardening when one can use a water that falls freely from the heavens. Make sure your water butt has a lid to keep insects and bacteria away and enjoy