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Raindrop Mini Watering Can Collects Rain from Urban Balconies and Rooftops
Posted By Lori Zimmer On January 26, 2011 @ 2:30 pm In Botanical,Design,Environment,Gardening and Plants,Water Issues | No Comments
Rain barrels  are a great way to reduce water use — but they’re not really convenient for those of us in smaller rental properties that have a shared rooftop or balcony which we call “outside.” Young designer Bas van der Veer  kept this lack of space in mind when he created the Raindrop Mini – a streamlined rainwater collection system that plugs right into your storm drain, providing an easy way to utilize rain water in urban areas.
Resembling what IKEA might create if it designed a urinal,  the Raindrop Mini fits onto balconies and small urban gardens. Rain is collected through a small drainage tube and fills up a sleek watering can, which fits snugly inside the receptacle and comes in a variety of candy colors.
The Raindrop can comes in two convenient sizes, so now city dwellers can conserve water and collect rain without requiring a yard to store a large barrel receptacle .
Recycling rainwater is a simple and surefire way to reduce household water consumption. This brilliant system makes it easy for apartment dwellers to store and reuse rainwater in urban environments.
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URLs in this post:
 Rain barrels: http://inhabitat.com/rain-barrel-art-raises-water-awareness-in-chicago/
 Bas van der Veer: http://www.basvanderveer.nl/
 urinal,: http://inhabitat.com/p-tree-urinal-a-natural-solution-to-an-urgent-problem/
 large barrel receptacle: http://inhabitat.com/rainpod-water-collection-system/
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