So, We grabbed the two drums I have and stuff the end of the sump pump hose into the barrel. I thought that we might fill a barrel over the course of a few days. I had been monitoring the amount of water flow from the pump for a few days and while it was a good bit of water it just didn’t seem like all that much. Little did I know we could move 55 gallons in about 90 minutes.
The house we live in was built in 1899 and has a dirt basement. The water pours down the walls when it rains, and especially in the spring as the snow melts. We usually just let this all run out into the yard. I may not even need to gather rain water this year. If I can get enough barrels I might be able to just stock up now. If my math is correct we are pumping nearly 900 gallons of water out of the basement every 24 hours. That is nothing to scoff at. I’m going to need bigger drums!