A Drop of Water

September 17, 2009

‘A Drop of Water’ is a rain barrel that makes saving water really easy by providing a watering can that is automatically filled when it rains. This way, the user doesn’t have to fill the can with our precious tap water, but uses ‘free’ rainwater instead to water the garden.
With the small tap at the bottom of the barrel the watering can can be refilled after using it.
Extract from Bas Van der Veer

2 Responses to “A Drop of Water”

  1. janiec52 Says:

    what a creative and stylish design for a rain barrel! I’ve been interested in building one for my house for a while now and now I wish I could have one like that.

    Do you know if the materials they use to build it are also environmentally friendly?

  2. Brian Says:

    I really like your concept. Great shape as well. But I have to be honest, it will never work in a real life situation because of its capacity. Unless you have a very small roof it is collecting from.

    I have a 55 gallon rain barrel on one corner of my house. Approximately 500 sq feet of roof is dumping into this one barrel. With one heavy rain, over as little as an hour, my barrel actually overflows with water. Perhaps this would work best in climates with very little rainfall though. And then there is the problem with the collected water being exposed to air, which will harbor insects such as mosquitoes.

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