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Letters: A simple solution for saving the rain

I have an old tank that I fill with rainwater. It keeps me going in the summer for watering the garden, etc.

I have an old tank that I fill with rainwater. It keeps me going in the summer for watering the garden, etc.

Some years ago I suggested to a politician that the local authorities should ask for volunteers who have the space and who would be willing to install rainwater tanks.

This would be at the full or partial expense of the householder but the local authority could negotiate the best possible deal by placing a bulk order for tanks and installation.

Needless to say, it went down like a lead balloon.

J J O'Reilly Ballinteer