Published on April 12th, 2012 | by Heather Carr2
Rainwater Collection on High Tunnels
High tunnels look like those small hoophouses that gardeners use in their backyards to protect crops from the extremes of weather. On larger farms, the hoophouses just get larger, too.
A half-inch of rain will produce approximately nine hundred gallons of water from a 30′ by 96′ high tunnel, making it well worth the effort and expense to install this system.
The video below shows the installation of the system. The seven-page report is available here in pdf format. The report includes a list of components for the system.
Hoop house photo via Shutterstock