Monday, July 4, 2011

it rained in st. louis yesterday

The roof foot print of the main part of our 19th Century, 3 storey home is just over 600sf. We have 4 downspouts on this portion and we just hooked up a 55 gallon rain barrel before the rain fell yesterday. Today it is full. We have lots of storm water issues in this town and it is hard to understand on a personal level but it becomes easier when we have our own ways of measuring the rainfall where we live.

A single rain barrel is not the answer. Maybe thousands of rain barrels are part of an answer, part of an equation that has yet to be solved in our region.