With our summer looming and the cost of domestic water increasing we have been increasing the amount of water collection and storage.

We have a water diverter on one primary down pipe that first fills a 1000 lt tank, this over flows then to 4 x 200 lt barrels. Additionally we have a 300 lt barrel that collects water from our shed.

The black barrels are gravity feed from the larger tank, via a 13mm plastic pipe that only starts filling the black barrel when the 1000 lt tank is 75% full.

The two black barrels are connected together and have plastic pipes that drip line to fruit trees at key points. Into these barrels a nutrient mix is added.

The two blue barrels have taps on them to manually decant water for buckets. The two blue barrels only fill when the primary tank is full.