Rainwater Harvesting Tank Drip System – 1200 gallon Part 4

I install a 1200 gallon (4550 litre) rainwater harvesting tank to collect water for our garden when our irrigation well runs low in the summer.  This is four part mini-series.

Watch this video on YouTube.

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Part 1Pour a Rainwater Tank Foundation
Part 2Rainwater Tank Plumbing and Fittings
Part 3Rainwater Tank Pump and Irrigation
Part 4 – First Run of Tank Drip Irrigation System

Install a Rainwater Harvesting Tank – PART 4: first run of tank drip system

(this is a transcript from the video)

Even after we had 5 feet of mud removed from our shallow irrigation well, it still runs dry in the middle of summer. It’s definitely better than it was, but to expand our garden we need more water.

This 1200 gallon rainwater collection tank sits off the corner of my storage shed
This 1200 gallon rainwater collection tank sits off the corner of my storage shed

Last year we bought two rainwater harvesting tanks, a 1200 gallon, and a 500 gallon. In this series I’ll go through all the steps I took to install and connect this first tank to the gutters of these two workshops.

Install a Rainwater Harvesting Collection Tank - The workshop and shed gutters are connected to increase the surface area of roof to get more water in our dry summers
The workshop and shed gutters are connected to increase the surface area of roof to get more water in our dry summers

In this fourth part I’ll detail the drip irrigation system from the rainwater tank to the garden beds and cover some pump problems.

Installation and plumbing a Rainwater Harvesting Collection Tank for drip irrigation during a drought

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Jump to:

Part 1Pour a Rainwater Tank Foundation
Part 2Rainwater Tank Plumbing and Fittings
Part 3Rainwater Tank Pump and Irrigation
Part 4 – First Run of Tank Drip Irrigation System

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