Rainwater Catchment for a Tiny House. In this video I explain the basic setup of the water system in my passive-solar strawbale house. I collect rainwater off my roof, store it in an underground cistern, and pump it to my kitchen faucet using a solar powered pump.
A cistern is an integral part of a sustainable household water system. With water becoming scarcer as human populations grow, consumption increases, and climate change makes availability uncertain, limiting ourselves to what falls from the sky is a great way live within the means of our local watershed. Not only does rainwater catchment make our water use more sustainable, it makes our water taste better.
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