Harvesting water with three rocks and a reinforced plastic bag

Photo credit: CBS Los Angeles


Corona Del Mar Woman Captures 100 Gallons Of Rainwater Using Rocks, Plastic Bag

A Corona del Mar woman has come up with an inexpensive, makeshift way to save rainwater.

Using three rocks and a reinforced plastic bag, Cheryl Livingston managed to redirect 100 gallons into a plastic trash can on wheels and into other containers.

To do so, Livingston explains that she used the rocks from her garden and placed them at the bottom of a reinforced plastic bag that she then put into the gutter and wedged between tiles.

“Make sure it’s flat, direct the straps down, and the water runs down onto the roof and into the container,” she said.

Read the story: CBS Los Angeles


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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.