Barrels & IBCs


Barrels are a good option if you have limited space or budget.

  • Protection from direct sun recommended
  • Efficient use of space
  • Can be made using recycled plastic
  • Modular – can be expanded
  • Modular – can split up your barrels to fit the existing locations of your downpipes
  • Easy to install / place
  • Durable
  • Can be recycled
  • Not recommended for high temperatures in direct sun

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Barrel system at Youtube


Intermediate Bulk Containers I.B.C

Intermediate bulk containers are reusable plastic containers designed for transporting liquids and powders. Used IBCs can normally be bought quite cheaply.

Approx 1m x 1m x 1.1m – 1000 Litres
Approx 3’3 x 3’3 x 3’7 – 264 Gallons

  • Intermediate size
  • Efficient use of space
  • Stackable
  • Low Cost for small to medium systems
  • Widely used in commercial applications
      • Fittings compatible with most systems are readily available
      • Available new and used around the world
      • Can be moved with a pallet jack or forklift even when full
  • Can be buried
  • Frame can be expanded to include cladding and/or insulation relatively easily
  • Usually need protection from direct sunlight
  • Semi-transparant – must be covered or coated to prevent algae growth 

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IBC at Wikipedia