Rainwater Harvesting – DIY Water Cache

Rainwater Harvesting, Why ?

  • Always have emergency water when you need it
  • Once the water cache is setup there is no real work to keep it (just need rain)
  • Use rainwater for gardening instead of city water or treated water
  • Keeps your water bill down
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What Materials Do You Need To Build A Water Cache ?

  • PVC Pipe
  • Concrete Blocks
  • Gutter Material
  • PVC Pipe connectors, couplings, glue, 90’s etc
  • Water spigot

Where Do You Get Rain Barrels ?

  • I got my first ones from a water treatment plant
  • Yard sales, craigslist, newspaper classifieds, honey distributors
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Rainwater Harvester

I picked this way of making the barrels so i do not have to drill any un-wanted holes in the barrels in case i need them for something else.
Also if i run low on water there is still always some in there without going out of the hose ends.
So here is some pictures to show the progress.

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Make a Rainwater cache


See the original forum topic here –>http://www.shtfmovement.com/forums/?forum_id=145&topic_id=14659&post_id=95827

Questions or Comments?

One comment on “Rainwater Harvesting – DIY Water Cache


I’ve been ‘planning’ this type system, but running it to some 275 gallon totes.



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