My ex-boyfriend (of four years) gave us a super-awesome wedding gift: a $500 credit toward any eco-improvement we want to make to our house.
We just took him up on his offer and purchased a rain collection system. Did you know that one inch of rain over a 1,000 square foot roof produces 623 gallons of water? Woo-hoo! Our soon-to-be garden will be happy.
With shipping, we paid $181.50 (well, Jeff paid...). We ordered it from eGutter, and all proceeds benefit the Phoenix Montessori Middle School Project in Huntersville, NC.
We haven't set it up yet, so I can't attest to its efficacy, but it looks amazing!