Hackney Permaculture


Rainwater Harvesting Part 2
July 2, 2009, 2:13 pm
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Joe plumbing in recycled food drums/barrels to increase our rain water harvesting capacity

Joe plumbing in recycled food drums/barrels to increase our rain water harvesting capacity

A little while back I set up a rainwater harvesting system which you can see here – https://hackneypermaculture.org.uk/2009/03/27/rainwater-harvesting/

I decided it needed upgrading as we kept running out of water and after some surfing I found a source of recycled plastic food drums/barrels from this gem of a place in Wales – http://www.dvfuels.co.uk/category.asp?catID=4

Delivery worked out cheapest when buying a palette of eight so I got eight and found others to buy them using the local Transition Town Hackney mailing list.

Joe and I had a fun day plumbing them into the existing water butt. Nearly got the hang of using the power drill now!

Robin trying to fix the pipe in place

Robin trying to fix the pipe in place

Piping and fixtures from local hardware shop

Piping and fixtures from local hardware shop

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