"It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is snoring but while he chills his cistern fills and he'll have a full tank in the morning."

- Traditional children's song (revised)


As Fred Neil sang: "You don't miss your water 'til your well runs dry."

Don't wait for yours to run dry. Capture rainwater from your roof. Store it in a cistern like ours, shown above. Then you can drink it - it's delicious. Wash with it - remember what soap suds were like? Run it through your pipes - no more mineral deposits. If my wife Annie and I can do it, you probably can too. Contact us ric@moment.net to find out how we did our rainwater harvesting system or contact one of the resources listed here.


Texas Water Development Board

List of Rainwater Harvesting Vendors

Got more? Let me know.

It's a scupper, skipper.

If you haven't already, why not pay John Ahrns a visit over at your friendly, neighborhood treasure, Westcave Preserve. They've got an interesting rainwater system featuring these gorgeous, hammered copper scuppers to catch the water. Want to know more about Westcave Preserve? Their website is at www.westcave.org.

Got a cistern? Post some pictures and inspire a neighbor. Come on now, send 'em in.

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