April 8 2008

Rainwater Hog


When Sydney-based architect and designer Sally Dominguez was told it was impossible to fit a water storage tank under her small garden deck, she designed her own. The Rainwater Hog (2006) is a small-scale modular storage tank for collecting rainwater that can be reused for watering plants, washing the car or whatever you need. ?I was surprised to find the urban dweller had been completely overlooked when it comes to tools for water harvesting,? says Dominguez who designed the Rainwater Hog to work as a single unit or in multiples for homeowners, businesses or renters (installation doesn?t have to be permanent). The Hog can be installed vertically against a wall, or horizontally, and it?s specifically sized to fit between structural frames. One unit holds 47 gallons of rainwater collected from a downspout, and if a larger capacity is needed, simply attach another Hog. A percentage of sales will go to the nonprofit Water Aid. Also in keeping with the eco-conscious Hog, is the fact that it ships without packaging. Other than a small box holding an Elbow Vent and Connector taped to the unit, the Hog arrives unwrapped, unboxed and just as you see it pictured. A Leaf Catcher/Outlet Kit must be purchased (sold separately) for the Hog. (Subsequent Hogs can be added without needing extra Leaf Catcher/Outlet Kits.) A Wall-Mounting Kit is also available for vertical installation.


The WaterHog is now available at Design Within Reach.

Don't miss the sister product, the GroundHog. A clever way to add thermal mass to your floor system (provided that you structure for it! Each tank weighs in at about 440 lbs)


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December 28th, 2008 at 7:01 PM


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February 6th, 2009 at 11:09 PM


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