The Arid Solutions Inc.com business closed. Due to a family crisis my attention was pulled away from the business. Family needs come first.
But PLEASE continue your water saving efforts. Personally, things have settled a bit. I have kept this site up as a customer service. So I thought I could add more resources for world friendly products, methods and people you should know about.
Let's start with Geoff Lawton! If you don't know of this man and his work, you're missing out! Go to- www.geofflawton.com for great Permaculture and actual world saving methods.
Here is a paper that was written in 1994 about the future of Albuquerque's water, a must read.
"The Water Future of Albuquerque and the Middle Rio Grande Basin" by Michael McGuckin
Below are some pictures and information about the rain barrels we sold, but are no longer available. Perhaps you can get ideas about what rain catchment can do for you!
BROKEN Rain Barrel GARDEN HOSE FITTING?
We now have DIY Repair Instructions!!!
With our continued effort towards great customer care we have developed a way for you to fix that broken fitting that the mower hit, got yanked on one too many times.. . whatever.
Photo: This NM Oasis in Albuquerque is only watered with rainwater and graywater.
Octagon, NM Sandstone Standard Rain Barrel: Notice the top of the barrel indents. This allows water to fall anywhere on top and go into the barrel. A very safe rain barrel! Includes: brass spigot w/teflon tape, adjustable Y shut off (provides 2 hose outlets), NOT PICTURED: An additional garden hose outlet below spigot for connecting tanks at the bottom, 2 hose ends, plastic inlet screen screen, 2 overflow outlets, 3 year guarantee. .
Read and add your opinion about these rain barrels at Epinions They currently are rated at 5 stars!
RAIN BARREL FEATURES
- Patented, Stackable, Octagon Shaped Rain Barrel
Holds 54 Gallons
Stackable, Hold 108 Gallons in Same Footprint Area, Customizable Set Ups
All Hardware Included
Leak proof, Factory Installed Spin Welded Fittings
Child and Pet Safe !
Two Overflows plus two bottom outlets to Connect to More Water Tanks
3 Color Choices for Rain Barrels (aka water tanks)
Large Indented Top, Screen Inlet
Attractive Enough for Indoor Water Storage
LOW Cost Shipping - A Flat Rate Of Only $21.00 per Barrel!
Molded in Theft Deterrent Hardware for Use In Public Places Photo: Stacked Set of Santa Fe Adobe Rain Barrels. These rain barrels are hardly noticeable next to the home and bush!
Notice the bottom connection connecting two sets of NMSandstone
RainBarrels. This extra bottom fitting is now included with no extra charge.
This allows an optional connection. Shown is 1/2" irrigation tubing, adapters, and silicone sealant. These items are not included but are readily available at stores. Also, two overflow fittings are factory installed for linking via upper overflow outlets.