Water storage

SONY DSCPart of our strategy to address our water challenges

Shade trees

The first shade trees

, was to  increase our storage capacity.

The most obvious step was to begin harvesting rainwater. Bill spent some time up on the roof installing gutters and an additional 2500l tank for  collection of rainwater and dew.

This was done in June 2012 – just in time for the first rain of the season, and to water the 10 newly planted shade trees (Rhus pendulina) around the house