How do I collect rain in the open field environment?
by RainSaucers Inc. on March 8th, 2013
For the most part, collecting rain with our system is the same no matter where you deploy it. A backyard or community garden can be just as windy as an open field, so securing your barrel is equally important. The main difference would be in the turnover of water. In an open field, the water may not be accessed as often as a residential system. For example, a user may deploy a system out in the open to have it ready as a backup source of water. Such long term storage out in the open is OK but it may develop algae if the tank is not a dark color. The easy solution: paint the tank black. Another potential issue (which to some people like hunters is an opportunity) is the system may attract wildlife if it is continually overflowing at the top (will only happen with the 59"). The easy solution: install an overflow hose that leads away from the system.
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