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​Cape Town Water Crisis: Diverted, for Now

Cape Town Water Crisis: Diverted, for NowHave you heard the story about the town that ran out of water for its residents? It’s a true story that just happened. What you might not realize, though, is that the tale of the Cape Town water crisis might be repeated in a city near you sooner than you think.Water Everywhere? [...]

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​Rainwater Harvesting 101

Rainwater Harvesting 101Rain Brothers has been living in the commercial and residential rainwater harvesting world for years. So sometimes we forget that suburban or country dwellers may not really understand the process and reasoning behind the practice.This article will answer a lot of questions that the rainwater harvesting novice might have, including why, where, and how we harvest the rain.Simple Rainwater [...]

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Water Conservation and Rainwater Harvesting

Water Conservation and Rainwater HarvestingWhen you turn on the faucet, water comes out. This is something that most of us take for granted. But did you know that in developing countries, only one in every nine people has access to clean drinking water? Water.org says around the world, women, and girls spend up to six hours every day on [...]

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Cistern Tanks For Every Day Preparedness

Cistern Tanks For Every Day PreparednessRainwater harvesting is an environmentally friendly way to harness a free resource. Capturing the rainwater as it falls from the sky lets homeowners rely less on city water or their well for drinking, bathing, or watering their gardens. This article will look at cisterns – the above or below ground tanks we use to capture [...]

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What's a UV Water Filter?

What’s a UV Water Filter?The sun can purify. That’s how a UV water filter works; it’s a filtration system designed to clean water of its impurities. It’s a good way to clean up rainwater and remove the microorganisms that aren’t killed by the chlorine found in city water.This article explores the concept of a UV water filter. Could this device [...]

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What’s in City Water?

What’s in City Water?If you’re trying to figure out whether you should add an off-grid water system, one of the considerations may be to determine with is better, city water, well water, or a rainwater cistern. For our township or municipality customers, you may not even have the option of city water, relying instead on well water. In these instances, [...]

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Is an Off-Grid Water System Healthier?

Is an Off-Grid Water System Healthier?Establishing an off-grid water system is a way of tapping into a free resource that’s part of a natural earth cycle. If you think this process is only for vegetarian tree huggers, ask someone who lives in the country how they’re getting water. The answer is that country living comes with off-grid water systems. That usually [...]

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Plastic Cisterns Pros and Cons Infographic

Plastic cisterns are useful for certain specific applications, but there are also drawbacks to using plastic tanks for rainwater collection. Check out our new infographic to learn more about pros and cons of plastic cisterns. Share this Image On Your SitePlease include attribution to http://store.rainbrothers.com with this graphic.

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Concrete Cisterns: Pros and Cons Infographic

Check out our latest infographic to learn some of the advantages and disadvantages of incorporating concrete cisterns into your water storage system.   Share this Image On Your Site<p><strong>Please include attribution to http://store.rainbrothers.com with this graphic.</strong></p><p><a href='/blogconcrete-cisterns-pros-and-cons-infographic/'><img src='http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server800/c2644/product_images/uploaded_images/concrete-cistern-pros-cons-infographic.png?t=1521217243' alt='Concrete Cistern Pros and Cons Infographic' 540px border='0' /></a></p><p>

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DIY Rain Harvest: Save Money with Rain Barrels

So, here’s a problem: Your water bill is increasing. If it hasn’t yet, it probably will soon.Look at these headlines: Bucyrus water rates going up annually – Crawford County NOWCost of water: Are Prices Going Up? – WTOLCost of drinking water going up – Columbus DispatchAkron to increase water rates – Akron Beacon JournalIf you’re like a [...]

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