Harvest The Storm

Categories: Greywater | 7 Comments
Posted Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 at 12:41 pm

I've collected about 5 gallons of water so far!

Farm Apartment’s Rainwater-Collection System

Step One: Place pot on porch.

Step Two: Let it rain.

Step Three: You’ve got a bucket of rainwater now.  Let your imaginations go wild!

After a four year drought in California, no one should underestimate the value of all this water falling from the sky.  Rainwater is free of cost, chlorine, pesticides and other contaminants.  Collect it, use it, love it.


Homeowners – rebates are available for qualified toilets, clothes washer, and irrigation products. For more information, visit www.socalwatersmart.com or call (888) 376-3314. Don’t wait – these rebates are limited!

More rain predicted. Did you get a rain barrel or cistern yet? It’s not too late to get up to $500 for rain harvest products and installation. Rebates available for Santa Monica residents only. Call (310) 458-8972 or visit www.sustainablesm.org/rebates

If you want to go beyond the pot-on-the-porch method, check out the Home Greywater Use And Design workshop at EcoWorkshops.com



  1. melanie watts

    Ha Ha HA . I have a big cattle tank on the side of my house to catch rain water off the roof.

  2. Adriana @ Anarchy in the Garden

    You can also catch your shower water with a plain ol’ bucket. We take showers with them =D

  3. Micah

    Do you ever get problems with mosquitos? Or do you use the water fast enough that it’s not a big deal?


    LOVE this! how could I not. off to do a raindance….

  5. meemsnyc

    We have 2 rain barrels collecting water from our gutters. We’re addicted to collecting rain water. So far we have collected 518 Gallons of rain water!

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