Hendersonville NC Real Estate Blog: One way you can save water in a drought

One way you can save water in a drought

Hendersonville, NC is still in a drought, despite the fact that we have had several days of rain lately. I don't know about you, but my yard is pretty brown and all of the landscaping I have put in the last few years is looking pretty bad. I am on a well out in the country, but I am still following the rules the city has imposed. I know that a well can just as easily go dry out here.

I have decided to not water my lawn or gardens (other than a few tomato plants that are producing well) so I decided to rig up a water catchment system. I took an old trash can that I don't use and attached a faucet and nut to the base so that I can run a hose out of it. This will be an experiment to see if a plastic trash can can hold up. If this works I may try a few metal cans. I have gutters everywhere and would like to just keep my flowers alive since I have invested a lot of money in them.

If this system works I will post pictures of it and let you know how I hooked it up. In the meantime I am waiting patiently for enough rain to fill it so I can give it a try.

Have you tried anything that works? If so, please feel free to write me. I would love to hear about it.

Jerri McCombs, Advanced Virtual Assistant 

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Comment balloon 3 commentsJerri McCombs, Broker • August 18 2008 08:04AM


How smart!  We are still under a drought here in Georgia also.  No one wants to talk about how severe it is...I guess they think it is too negative!  I believe the water levels are much more critical this year than last year.

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (Maximum One Executive REALTORS®) over 12 years ago

Interesting. Just need to try to avoid the evaporation that can happen if the sun heats it up during the day.

I sure am glad we've never had drought water restrictions here at the beach in SC in the 10 years I've lived here. That would kill me to lose all of the landscaping effort we have put into it. That's one nice thing about living at sea level near the beach...there is definitely no shortage of ground water here.

Good luck with your project.


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Posted by Adam Hankey, Internet Marketing, MLS IDX, Web Design ( Search Engine Marketing Strategist) over 12 years ago

Jerri, I'm impressed by any woman handy enough to intall a faucet thingie in a trash can! 

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 12 years ago