2,000 gallons of rainwater--WOW

homemade Rain-Barrels

@Katie Hrubec Sorensen Forget the plastic variety, here's the ultimate kiddie pool: A galvanized stock tank that can be kept cool or warmed with a pump that circulates water through a coil on the grill.

7 Classic DIY Garden Walkway Projects • Tutorials and Ideas! Including, from 'this old house', a great tutorial on how to lay a classic brick path.

My stacked tote rain collection tower. It can collect and hold up to 500 gallons of water!

Solar-Powered rain barrel pump system - high powered system pumps up to 100 gallons on a single charge.

275 gallon rain barrel

Projects to Get You Off the Grid

In addition to recycling plastic bottles and jugs for watering slowly, try to recycle your waste water for the garden. Water collected in rain barrels, or water from the bath or laundry can be used in the garden.

Downspout diverter to fill your rain barrel. $29.95

Discreet Underground Rainwater Harvesting Cisterns

How to Harvest Rainwater. Detailed instructions for making a rain barrel and connecting several for a larger water storage capacity.

DIY rain barrel

100 pounds of potatoes in a barrel...compost and 5 plants is all it takes...

Off Grid Rainwater System Collects, Stores, and Purifies Water http://www.livinggreenandfrugally.com/off-grid-rainwater-system-collects-stores-and-purifies-water/

The next level in rain water catchment is a full-on cistern. This one is sharp, and it makes me thirsty for beer. If you do go with a cistern, make sure you really plan out and understand the system it requires.

A gorgeous vertical garden