We seem to have our own little climate here in Christchurch, I’m always commenting that we seem to get a lot of rain. Which is a good thing for us, as its a free source of usable water that we can harvest for things like, watering the plants, cleaning the car, washing the dog, and cleaning pots that are going in the recycling (more on that one later? Rainwater harvesting is actually very easy and very inexpensive, and you don’t need a lot of tools.
You can use off cuts of guttering, and tubing going to a large bin or barrel, placed under a shed roof, you can even have this on a fence, its really just a case of using a bit of forwarding thinking as to where you want the runoff from the water to go, and what you plan on doing with it.
There are a number of fantastic video guides on YouTube, I personally found this one the clearest. It Is based in America, and part of the Home Depots YouTube channel.
Please also don’t go cutting up your pipes and stuff, unless you own your house and you feel confident, but instead find alternative places. (I don’t want to be blamed for someone hacking into there waste pipes)