How to Collect Rain Water?

Answer Collecting rain water is a way to help the environment by reducing the amount of water that has to be processed in water treatment facilities. You can reduce your carbon footprint and your water bi... Read More »

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Is it illegal to collect rain water?

Depending on where you live, it can be illegal to collect rainwater. The states of Utah and Washington have laws that call it the unlawful diversion of rainwater. Until 2009, it was illegal to coll... Read More »

Does tap water or rain water grow sweet basil better?

Is it safe to use rain barrel water to water vegetables?

According to the University of Wisconsin Extension, it is not safe to use water from rain barrels on vegetables. Chemicals and microorganisms, such as fungi and bacteria, may leach into the water.R... Read More »

Why is rain water better than tap water for plants?

Because it's free...?But there is a science part to it too. Tap water contains a lot of Ca-ions and Mg-ions: good for human bones, but not too good for a plant if used in excess. However, plants li... Read More »