Rainwater Collection

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Rainwater collection → Primary overflow → Secondary overflow → Tertiary overflow → Quaternary overflow →
Destination IBC tote Cistern #1 Nearby bed Cistern #2 Nearby bed
Type Passive Passive Passive Active Passive
Power Gravity-fed Gravity-fed Gravity-fed Solar-powered pump Gravity-fed
Incoming level High-to-low High-to-low High-to-low Low-to-high or level High-to-low
Optional transport Buckets filled by hose Watering cans filled by submersion Beds filled by trickling. Watering cans filled by submersion Beds filled by trickling.
Positioning Next to house Near beds or high-tunnels Near beds or high-tunnels Near beds or high-tunnels Near beds or high-tunnels

Source: “Permaculture Irrigation - Passive Soaking, Overflows and More...” YouTube, Edibleacres.org, 15 July 2020, https://youtu.be/WgmUNi4Jark.