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Why Everyone Should Care About Rainwater Harvesting (and How to Do It)
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How do I create a complete Rainwater Collection System? The image below shows a complete rainwater collection system. While some of the components shown are absolutely necessary, not all of the components listed are required. Although, all of these components will help create a harvesting system that is highly functional and nearly maintenance-free.

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Large scale Guzzler water collection system http://www.clemson.edu/sustainableag/baseimages/projects/rainwater_building_big.jpg

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This simple rainwater-harvesting system will put the water where your plants need it most. Illustration by Elayne Sears. From MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine.

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While some greywater systems can get pretty technical, the easiest and most popular method simply involves hooking your washing machine to a tube and distributing the water discharged out into the landscape. How would you like to water the garden every time you wash your clothes?

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Air Wells: The collection of atmospheric humidity is an ancient technology that has been rediscovered in modern times.

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Installing a rain barrel directly under a downspout is one of the more efficient methods to harvest rainwater. I love the brass spout on this one too! What do you think?

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