Installed a rain water cistern
*Options I considered for this project:
Store-bought drums or barrels may be a little more attractive, but I couldn't find any this big.
*Questions and unexpected events that arose during the project:
I had to make sure the barrel was elevated enough to gravity-feed all parts of my garden area. Also, mosquitos are a problem around my property, so I needed to make sure they couldn't breed in the cistern.
*My motivation to do this project:
Water bills in the City of Atlanta are extremly high. Saving my rainwater for garden irrigation has cut my water bills in half.
1) Used cinder blocks and slate shims to provide a solid level stand for the barrel. ...»