Where we live at the moment, we have to pay for all water used. Now when we move to the new house we have a well so won't have to pay for the water. However, regardless of whether you pay for your water or not, using what comes down from the sky for free is a good way to go if you ask me...........
One way of "harvesting" the rain is by having a rain or water barrel attached to your down spout off your house.
There are different ways of going about this, you can buy one like this: http://www.ne-design.net/ or you could make one yourself.
Here are a few links on how to build a rain barrel:
This is a You Tube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGFDlkJOdaM
Personally though I think we are going to buy ours from our local council, as we cannot get the barrels for free, so this is a cheaper alternative.
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