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If you are on a water meter then watering your plants in the garden can be challenging. It also seems such a waste to live in the UK where we are famous for rainfall and just let it wash away. Prior to buying this butt, my partner and I were pondering this very conundrum so we decided to bite the bullet and do our bit for the environment and put all that rain water to good use. We bought the Harcostar water butt and we bought a stand and rain tap to go with it.
==Price and availability==
The butt on its own costs £26 but you will be best buying it with the stand which is priced at £11 and the tap at £15. This means you have everything you need and you can just let the Butt do the work, it will collect and store which is exactly what we wanted. This can be bought from garden centres or stores such as Amazon.
This is a dark green plastic water butt and it is classed as one as the space saver ones as it allows you to store water without having to compromise on space. It can hold up to 100 litres (22 gallons) of water which is fair bit but it only measures 94cm tall and 38cm diameter. The fact that it does not take up too much room and it is not very tall means you definitely need a stand. The butt comes complete with a hose connector tap and lid to prevent the water evaporating easily or children playing with it. The butt looks nice and shiny. At first it would be a bit of an eye sore but I am used it now and find it looks homely and fits in perfectly.
This is a great butt and allows you easy access to the water and it manages it to store it really well. The vessel is heavy so even when empty it should not go flying around like the wheeling bins seem to do and overall I find it to be really high quality. It is made from thick plastic and the lid is well fitting. The stand you buy goes with it really well and the rain tap allows you to feed the water that collects in the gutter into the water butt without you having to do anything at all.
This is really useful and although we have not had a particularly lot of rain, the rain tap maximises the opportunity to collect water. I have had this brimming with water regularly and I think I could possibly do with a bigger butt. I soon manage to empty it though and give the plants a good watering. I like the sense of doing something grown up and good that this gives me and I even think it looks quite attractive. I recommend it completely. It has a guarantee for 5 years although I am expecting it to live a lot longer than this.
Collect and store 700 litres (150 gallons) in this rain water tank. It comes complete with hose connector tap and screw-on cap. It measures 850mm high, 1500mm wide and 650mm deep. There are two holes at the top of the water butt which can be used for linking from a rain trap to your downpipe, or to another water butt by using a linking kit. (All holes come with plastic plugs).