Ingredients for a Rainwater Catchment System

By Elizabeth Musoke

So, we have been looking around for a simple rainwater catchment system that we think will be effective here at Better Farm. This one was found on the York County Conservation District website (York County is located in Pennsylvania).


This is a simple design. To me simplicity is key in design. It's the little, almost unnoticeable details that make a design beautiful and come together. Two barrels just arrived and they are currently being cleaned out. We are also really close to getting the rest of the equipment.

The recipe: Attach gutter and downspouts to the Bird House, prep the barrels, attach the barrels to the gutter system, add some highly motivated interns to the mix, stir and await the results.

More information on the rainwater catchment system to come!

Read more:
Ingredients for a Rainwater Catchment System, Part II
Ingredients for a Rainwater Catchment System, Part Part III
Ingredients for a Rainwater Catchment System: The Results!