Stand Alone Rainwater Harvesting System
by RainSaucers Inc. on January 12th, 2019

Hello everyone, We are open for buisness and ready for orders. I hope you all had a good holiday season.

Dustin Eaton

by RainSaucers Inc. on December 15th, 2018

Hello rain catching friends. We will be closed for the holidays and have turned off our orders for now. We will be back in action after 1/7/19 I hope you all have a lovely holiday season. 

Dustin Eaton,

by RainSaucers Inc. on February 17th, 2018

Along with the New Year, we're ushering in a new chapter in RainSaucer's life. Over the next few weeks we'll be sharing all the details, but here are a few teasers for you.

Tom Spargo, the inventor of RainSaucer is retiring (lucky guy!) and will be transitioning into an Advisor role in RainSaucer's new management. 

We will be introducing the new owners of RainSaucer, Dustin Eaton and Laney Beal. They're young, they're pumped, and they're super excited to help you catch rain!

We're refreshing the 59" inch RainSaucer design. All the same great benefits of harvesting rain, with a few new perks added in. Unfortunately, in this transition period, we are out of stock of the current 59" model. 

We will be announcing a new member of the RainSaucer product line. Want a hint? We're getting feedback that customers miss the compact size of the balcony barrel. 

So much to do before April Showers! We can't wait to tell you all about it.

Dustin & Laney

by RainSaucers Inc. on October 10th, 2017

Even though it has its fans, it is time to say goodbye to the 84" Rainsaucer. The main issue is production: it simply takes too long and has too much complexity for us to continue making it in our humble startup garage. In addition, the shipping fee on such a heavy item (20 lbs) has increased to the point where the product can no longer be price competitive. So we are officially discontinuing it and advising future customers to look at alternatives like this similar DIY system from Instructables.

Update: 11/1/2107
Balcony Barrel also discontinued due to lack of demand. This one struggled from the beginning and we're sad to see it go. For people who still want to collect rain on their balcony we suggest using our new RainJug, elevated high enough so that the fins clear the railing. When you do that, please make sure the RainJug is well secured to its stand.

by RainSaucers Inc. on September 11th, 2017

A lot products say they achieve several environmental goals at the same time. But our new RainJug product is real deal. Not only does it catch rain (which conserves water) but it upcycles milk jugs which usually wind up in landfills. Better yet, the product is an educational tool because it educates children in a fun, DIY way that gets them interested in growing their own food- another environmental plus.

The RainJug did not make it on KickStarter but we decided to launch it anyway based on our overall enthusiasm for the product. You can buy it now on our site for $24.95 with Free Shipping. A second unit can be had for just $15 more.

by RainSaucers Inc. on August 11th, 2017

Please support our first KickStarter campaign

RainJug is a a DIY kit that recycles milk jugs into a rainwater harvesting system.

We designed the RainJug to be a perfect starting point for any adult or child interested in rainwater harvesting. It installs in minutes with no tools required- all you need is an empty jug! Better yet, it can be scaled and customized with a variety of DIY projects.

Go to the Campaign.

by RainSaucers Inc. on June 19th, 2017

Our first product, the 48" RainSaucer, was designed to work with one of the most common rain barrels- the converted 55 gallon drum which usually has a 2" NPS threaded hole. That's why we include a 2" NPS male adapter and a retention ring so that the 48" can be attached to the drum and not fly away. But that's not to say the 48" is invincible. Wind gusts over 30MPH can disable it and over time it can develop warps which although treatable, are an annoyance.

So what should you do when your 48" RainSaucer is regularly having wind or warp issues?

The cheapest and easiest solution we can recommend is to implement the 48" like a 59" on a bucket resting on the drum rather than into the drum itself. This means taking away the adapter and setting the 48" unit with filter installed right on to an open bucket with the retention ring coming from underneath the bucket. The key is to drill a small (1/4" should do it) hole at the bottom of the bucket so that the bucket drips right into the previously used opening on the drum. To make sure the bucket doesn't fly away, one can put something heavy in the bucket (like stones or gravel) or simply tie the bucket to the drum using the bucket's handle. As long as the bucket fully covers the 2" hole, mosquitoes should not be a problem.

For years, customers have been asking us if the 48" could be implemented like a 59", straight onto an open top barrel. And while we still don't want to encourage it (because the filter will not be as tight) it is certainly possible. As alluded to above, this will dramatically increase wind resistance from 30MPH to upwards of 50MPH where the 59" currently is rated.

by RainSaucers Inc. on May 24th, 2017

It's hard not to be cynical about celebrities and their non-profits. Is it just for show? Or do they really care about these issues and are trying to use their influence for good. We've followed Matt Damon's charity closely over the years and we have to admit, progress is real. When we first invented the RainSaucer in 2009, there were 1 billion people on the planet without access to clean drinking. That has shrunk to just 663 Million people now- a decrease of 337 million, 6 million of which have to thank.

You also have to give Matt Damon props for his savvy use of social media- like his toilet strike in 2013 to raise awareness of sanitation issues. He is currently tied up with Belgian beer maker Stella Artois (see video) to sell beer glasses for $13 with half the proceeds going to clean water projects through

Overall, the Stella campaign is a good thing. But there is one part that I question- the numbers. Stella says that for each chalice sold they will donate $6.25 to which will in turn provide one person with clean water for 5 years. That means it costs just $1.25 per person per year. Multiply that by the 663 Million people without clean water and it means that the world's water crisis can be solved for just $828 Million per year. That doesn't sound like a lot when you consider the annual budget for US AID is $22.7 Billion and that Gates Foundation is sitting on $40 Billion. So either those numbers are quite a bit off or we are well within reach of solving the global water crisis, once and for all.

by RainSaucers Inc. on April 17th, 2017

For the record, if you are interested in stand alone rainwater catchment but our current products don't match your sizing, storage, or integration requirements, please feel free to contact us for a consultation. Over the years, we've built up an extensive portfolio of solutions- many of which have not made it into our product lineup for business reasons. In some cases, we might be able to design a custom system that aims for parameters like:
  • Extra large catchment (>100 square feet)
  • Ultra low-cost (for developing countries)
  • Greater Portability
  • Extreme Durability
  • Non-standard Adapters
Whatever the situation, we are confident in our ability to apply our existing products or develop something custom if the need and budget arises. 

by RainSaucers Inc. on March 22nd, 2017

We know that Fedex and UPS are better at packages than USPS because they usually get a signature or at least knock on the door. But we have to use USPS since they are the only ones that will take our odd shaped packages at a reasonable price. Yet on rare occasions, a RainSaucers order gets delivered (USPS tracking data confirms it), but the recipient can't find the package.  Each time this causes stress to both the customer and (believe it or not) us too. This article aims to relieve that stress by recording our knowledge of how these things get resolved.

To USPS's credit, they have never actually lost one of our packages. But in cases where the package has gone missing post-delivery, the reasons have been:
1. The package was delivered by mistake to a neighbor. The neighbor usually brings the package over on the weekend when they know the customer is home.
2. Tracking marks the package as delivered but the post office has it on hold. When the mail carrier is unable to find a place to leave the package they will leave a note instead telling the customer to pick up at the local post office. If that note goes missing, the customer has no way of knowing where the package is located. For this reason, we always recommend our customers contact their local post office right away. The same goes for International shipments- the local post office is responsible for getting you your packages and will know how to proceed.
3. The package was delivered but the person receiving did not know what it was. 48" and 59" RainSaucers are rolled up and shipped as a tube (see photo below). So they are occasionally mistaken for being a carpet or other mat. The customer ultimately gets the package when she asks around the house or office if any rolled packages have been received.

Based on this history, the first action item when a package says delivered and you can't find it is to check in with every one around you whether they be family, coworkers, or neighbors. This process can take a day or two. If it still doesn't turn up, you should call your local post office (the one that delivers your mail) to see if the package is on hold. If it is not on hold, the post office will ask your mail carrier as to their recollection. The mail carrier is not likely to forget a long tubular package like ours and should be able to remember where they left it before marking "delivered" in the USPS database.

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