Last year we invested in two rain barrels. We've had SO much rain this spring and both are full and running over. Spurred on by a cut in my husband's salary, I decided it was time to USE this water creatively. See that white bucket beside the barrel?
Here it is again!
We have city water and sewer (the rates continue to rise). When we don't have company, I've been filling buckets for both bathrooms to use in flushing the toilets. It works. My husband isn't sure that we will see reductions in our water/sewer bill. He thinks we operate at the minimum rate. We'll see.
Meanwhile, I'm trying to think of other uses for the water. Our plants certainly don't need it just now!
How are YOU meeting the challenges of rising costs and (possible) reduction in income?