How to Get Started with Harvesting Rainwater
As the world’s supply of water continues to diminish at an alarming rate, an increasing number of farmers and agriculturalists are starting to employing creative ways of collecting and storing freshwater. One of these is harvesting and storing rainwater.
As a practice, this is certainly nothing new. But, it has once again started to become a popular mode of water collection as the seasons continue to grow warmer and as the looming threat of a water crisis continues to gather on the horizon.
If you’re thinking about starting your own hobby farm and applying for a loan, harvesting rainwater is a practice you may want to consider. In this article, we’ll provide some advice on how to get started.
Steps for Getting Started
The first step to getting started with harvesting rainwater is to purchase a rain barrel. Don’t use a garbage container – these are liable to break after filling with water.
Once you have that, you’ll need to secure the openings with a layer of steel netting or some other type of fine screen material. This will help keep disease-carrying mosquitoes out of your rainwater.
As a final step, you’ll want to find an open, accessible area to place your water barrel, and anchor it to its resting place (using some sort of heavy object) so that it doesn’t get blown down by the wind.
To learn more about the process, check out this article
Securing Your Water Supply
Setting up a rain barrel only requires a small investment of time and labor, but it can have huge payoffs. At the end of the day, it’s worth it to know that you have a system in place of acquiring freshwater if a water crisis were to suddenly occur. If you need help with the cost, you can always apply for an agriculture financing program.
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