The rainwater pillow is a nifty invention that collects rainwater from the roof of a building, then stores it under a deck or another unused horizontal space around the house.
With the severe drought that much of the U.S. and the rest of the world faced this summer fresh in everyone’s minds, rainwater collection might finally take off. After a drought, soil often won’t absorb rain very well, even if the rain is gentle. Much of the rain washes away and must be funneled through storm drains and out to a river or sea. Keeping that water around is a challenge, but one worth taking up.
Many rainwater storage devices take up a large amount of space, or maybe family members think they’re unsightly. The rainwater pillow solves both problems. It’s smaller and it fits underneath structures like porches or decks.
Rainwater Storage with the Original Rainwater Pillow (via Green Building Elements)
Rainwater storage seems like a no-brainer. Rain falling on your roof is often whisked away the storm sewer where it has to be dealt with as waste. Meanwhile, you pay a small fortune to buy water for watering your lawn, irrigating your garden, or perhaps washing your car. The Original Rainwater Pillow…
Water washing down a storm drain via Shutterstock