Well you are all well aware of the 'drought' conditions we have been having...either because you live in the UK or because I have moaned about them on my blog.
Anyway when it all started Anglian water began something called 'Everybody drop 20', which was a way to inspire people to cut back on their water usage. This could be by showering for a couple of minutes less. Only washing a full load of clothes, fixing a leaky tap or using water butts.
There were lots of things you could enter for on the website and although I am in an area where the hosepipe ban lasted the longest I was in an area covered by any of them, however I could fill in the form to enter into a draw for a free water butt...and low and behold I actually won!!
I didn't receive any correspondence but a van pulled up outside my house the other day and they guy got a big water butt out the back for me and with it were connectors stand and tap!!
|My FREE water butt in place at the allotment.|
I have put it up near the shed at the allotment and put the drain pipe into this one and than ran the connector into the blue butt which now gives me two on each side of the shed, of course once I had done this I then had to take some water from one of the other butts as again we have quite high winds and I didn't want it blowing over. I put 12 gallons from one butt into this one but I think it only has about 10 in as it was a while before I realised the tap wasn't in the off position.
|Stormy Skies heavy with rain.|