Ollas making a comeback in dry regions

Water Water Everywhere?

Water is on everyone’s brains here on the urban homestead – we are praying for a miracle shower, storm or precipitation of any kind before the long hot summer. With the rainfall being the lowest in over 130 years, the outlook and predictions are scary and we are going to have to come up with even more innovativewater wise ways

One solution to this water crises is a clay pot irrigation method. One local reader, gardener and olla convert wrote:

The Ollas are working out great! At the moment I have planted a variety of lettuce around my two Ollas and they are growing so fast I have to harvest 2-3 times a week!

We just received another shipment in of the most popular ollas (1 gal & 1.5 gal). We want to see ollas popping out of the ground in front and back yards everywhere.

Water saving goods

New Wagonload

AQUS Greywater Systems – To capture and reuse lavatory water, WaterSaver Technologies developed AQUS™. Simple to install, AQUS™ uses water from bathroom sinks to flush toilets.

Hardly noticeable. There is no change to the normal operation of your lavatory sink and toilet. Easy to use. AQUS™ is simple to install and requires minimal annual maintenance. AQUSTM can reduce metered water usage in a two-person household by about 10–20 gallons a day – or approximately 5,000 gallons a year. In addition to conserving water AQUSTM helps save money in reduced water consumption charges and wastewater treatment or sewer fees.

Roll out the barrels….

RAINBARRELS – Rain barrels not only store water, they help decrease demand during the sweltering summer months. Only 1/4 inch of rainfall runoff from the average roof will completely fill the typical barrel.

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  1. Mia says:

    The AQUS sounds great. Something I want to check into. I have a question about rain barrels. I’ve been planning to install a couple. Is the water collected from a roof of standard shingles acceptable to water a veggie garden with? I just dont know if anything leeches from those shingles that is not safe for watering food.Thanks for all the great info!