Re: CP digest 409 -Reply
Mon, 17 Jul 1995 23:07:07 -0400

>Just my 2 cents also on the subject of
>water. I now collect water from a plastic
>gutter that I have installed on my aluminum
>shed. The water is directed to a large
>plastic garbage can that serves as a rain
>barrel. I get lots of water every time it rains

>Rob in Ottawa.

I've read before on this list that the first ten minutes or so of rain that
falls off a roof can be somewhat contaminated. What kind of contamination
are we talking about, and how would one who redirects rainwater from an
existing gutter avoid them?