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Collecting water from foundation drain?

Discussion in 'Resource Conservation - Water, Air, Earth, Etc.' started by angimw, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. Jul 22, 2014
    angimw

    angimw Enjoys Recycling

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    Hi there!
    We have an exposed foundation drain that is about 6 inches off the ground. It's driving me crazy to watch that water not being used but I can't think of a way to collect it, store it, and get it out to my gardens or chicken coop in a bigger scale than to stick my watering can or 5 gallon bucket under it. Any ideas? I'm only mildly handy, so keep it simple Sam!
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Jul 22, 2014
    sumi

    sumi Sustainability Master Administrator

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    Can you post some pics of what you got there to give us an idea? I work better when I can see what I'm doing ;)
     
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  3. Jul 22, 2014
    frustratedearthmother

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    Maybe you can attach some flexible tubing to it and run it into something larger than a watering can!
     
  4. Nov 7, 2014
    Corn Woman

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    Rain barrel, I have one with a hose fitting at the bottom and I just connect to that. It's a simple gravity flow system so your barrel needs to be higher than where your gardens or coops are. For a small investment you could also get a sump pump that works with a garden hose and plug it in.
     

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