Rainwater Collection

How to Build a Rainwater Collection System

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Anthony B. Rodriguez

Anthony B. Rodriguez

Anthony Basil Rodriguez is a New York born independent photographer and filmmaker. Since childhood he has been oriented toward a range of visual worlds. As a teenager Anthony began to carry around an old film camera that his younger brother had lying around from a school project. Eventually taking his hobby more seriously, Anthony obtained a job pushing carts in order to buy his first digital camera. One day after a thunderstorm he was discovered by a local news station knee-deep in floodwaters collecting photos of the aftermath. He spent the following three years submerged in live television, editing daily newscasts. During this time he honed and developed a true eye and skill for editing, videography and ultimately storytelling. Since leaving the news industry Anthony has continued to push his craft, interlacing realms of photography, video and film. This work continues to bring Anthony around the world in pursuit of research and documentation of rare plants, disparate peoples and the flux of global society.
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Collecting rainwater can be a fun and sustainable task that can be made with a simple system using plastic drum barrels, PVC tubing, and friends. Your garden can take up much water during the dry summer months, not to mention the unwanted chemicals in the tap water, like chlorine, which kills the soil. But why use that when water falls from the sky? The average roof collects 600 gallons (2,271.2 L) of water for every inch of rainfall. Instead of being directed into storm drains it can be directed back into the ground to water your garden, flowers or trees!

In this four-part video series show’s the step by step process of creating a Rainwater Collection System. Repurposing 55 gallon plastic drums. We show how to create a simple and efficient way of collecting and storing rainwater on your property can be a fun and simple task for individuals and/or a neighborhood project!
NOTE: CHECK STATE LAWS BEFORE HARVESTING RAINWATER

For a visual step by step guide you can also visit: http://www.wikihow.com/Build-a-Rainwater-Collection-System

So I have finally made some progress with building my Rain Water Collection System, A project that I had on hold for a year. This is just the 1st video of a few. In this video I start to build the structure that will be holding the rain barrels. With the help of Friends progress was made.

So the rain collection system is coming along nicely. I finished reinforcing the table that will be holding the rain water, so I can move on to the actual building of the system. Connecting the valves to the barrel an working on the gutter, Fun Process.

So now on to the overflow section of the rainwater system. With the help of my friend Joe we made the connectors for filling the barrels with water using PVC piping. In this video I show how we are going about this process.

The rainwater collection system is finally complete. The last part of the system was the attaching of the flow system that will allow water to flow into my garden & containers at will. Using PVC piping I connected the pipes along under the system. In this video I show how I am going about this.

About the Filmmaker

For almost a decade, Anthony B. Rodriguez has been a thought leader in environmental activism and self-empowerment. His popular YouTube channel Revolutionofthought1 has showcased how he has made conscious changes to his life in an effort to live in harmony with the planet. He has learned to forage for wild food, grow his own food and learn about how other cultures live self-sufficiently.

In the course of living a more natural life, Anthony has traveled the globe taking photographs, producing hundreds of videos and making two feature films, including one about the Amazon jungle. He plans on making more inspirational films that celebrate environmental and social consciousness, but is lacking the requisite equipment. Once he acquires the filmmaking equipment, Anthony plans to cover some of the world’s most troubling challenges, and potential solutions.

In order to obtain the equipment necessary to produce his films, Anthony B. Rodriguez has sponsored a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. In addition to helping the world, when you back this project, you may also receive valuable perks like an online screening of the next feature film, a video “Thank You,” film credit, or a Producer credit on the film. To learn more about Anthony B. Rodriguez or to make a donation to this worthy project, please visit: https://igg.me/at/LPL9MM-ML38/x/11446175

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