An innovative way of collecting rainwater from your Polytunnel which can provide an off-mains supply for remote areas or allotments. Rainwater is collected from the Polytunnel roof, and brought to a water butt by regular guttering and a down-pipe. This simple system can be secured to a timber side rail along with battens at approximately 1 metre off the ground. The guttering collects the rain which falls onto the roof of your polytunnel, then it is stored in a water butt until the rainwater is required for use.
Rainwater Harvesting, Rain Recycling or even Rain Recovery – Call it what you will, these are all essentially different names for the same thing.
The perfect solution, for those who live in some parts of Britain who currently have a hosepipe ban.
Originally posted 2010-08-13 10:46:32.