“It’s been raining so much lately and I’m letting it all go to waste. Maybe it’s time that I build a DIY rainwater collection system?” Sound familiar? Then you’ve come to the right place!
Finding DIY tutorials has never been easier. From youtube videos to blog posts, there is an abundance of resources out there. But not all of them are worth following.
Fortunately for you, we’ve put our expert knowledge to use and crafted an easy-to-follow DIY rainwater collection system guide!
We break down everything you need to know, from a list of materials and tools to a step-by-step process with sketches!
By the end of this post, you’ll be more than equipped to build your own rainwater collection system and reap all of the benefits these systems have to offer!
Which Type Of Rainwater Collection System Is Best For DIY?
If you’ve been keeping up with our rainwater articles, you’ll know the importance of choosing a system that is right for your needs. In our opinion, though, we believe that the best DIY collection system is a ‘dry’ system.
A dry system is efficient and effective for watering your garden and off-setting your household water consumption. In addition, it allows you to use the rainwater you’ve collected for your washing machine or dishwasher.
Keep in mind that there are other systems you can use. For example, a more extensive ‘wet’ system works well for large homesteads. Otherwise, a simple water barrel would be enough for quaint cottage living.
That said, if you’re not sure which system to choose, we’ve made this flow diagram to help you decide: