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Components for a 5500-Gallon Underground Rainwater System for Drinking

Ever wondered what you'd need to convert collected rain water into usable potable drinking water for your household? Below is an average parts and materials cost for 5500 gallon residential drinking water system. If you interested in utilizing rain water for drinking water (and any other uses) for your household, this gives you an idea [...]

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How to irrigate using a low-pressure water system

Ever wondered how to keep your garden watered more efficiently while still using captured rain water? Setting up a low-pressure watering system (a soaker hose system) is a great way! Below are some important tools you'll need and the steps you can take to ensure a well-functioning system.Tools & Materials Plastic or metal stakes MrSoakerhose - [...]

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Every Person should have a LifeStraw

There are many different types of insurance available to us nowadays. We have become very adept at making sure we are prepared for numerous bad situations by paying a monthly premium to know that someone will help us in our time in need. We insure our health, our homes, our cars, our credit, our data, [...]

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Irrigating your Garden from your Rain Barrel

With Spring right around the corner, many people are planning out their gardens. A major component of a future garden plan is figuring out how to irrigate. Installing a Rain Barrel is a great place to start. Not only is it a source for free water, but it is also clear of chemicals, such as [...]

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Restoring an old cistern

If you're reading this, chances are you just discovered an old brick or stone cistern in your yard. Perhaps you hit a cast iron cap? Or maybe you were out in the yard and noticed a small hole and, as you dug around, noticed that hole got deeper and deeper, and that there were bricks [...]

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Instant $50 Rebate on Rain Barrels for Franklin County Residents

The Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District is offering a $50 rebate for rain barrels through its GreenSpot Community Backyards program for Franklin County, Ohio residents. Rain Brothers is partnering with the conservation organization by offering the instant $50 rebate when qualifying participants purchase one of our rain barrels. Add that to our new free [...]

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How to Prevent Your Pump From Burning Up

Electric pumps are a beautiful thing. My great-grandfather and grandpa would spend days in South Dakota installing a single windmill pump for a water well. Now, it usually takes us an hour at the most to install an electric well/cistern pump... all with flow/pressure results that are much more reliable and impressive than my great-grandfather [...]

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Concrete Cistern pH

Concrete cisterns are, in our experience, the best type of tank to use for underground drinking water systems. Rainwater tends to have a lower pH (acidic), while concrete has a higher pH (alkaline). As rainwater fills a concrete tank, the concrete then actually helps neutralize the water and balance the pH, if not slightly alkalinize [...]

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Simple, cheap rain barrel platform

We recently added a video to our youtube page detailing our favorite way to make a simple, inexpensive rain barrel platform. We hope you like it!

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In the News

Over our ten years in business, we have been fortunate enough to have made the news a few times. Below are some links to some of the news stories that have written about our company.The Metropreneur Columbus, "Rain Brothers Bringing Back a Bygone Conservation Method", March, 2011US Green Building Council "Small Business Spotlight Interview," October, [...]

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