I guess I have put this post in the right place. Anyway, I had been searching for an economical, easy, and healthy alternative to treated tap water. Rain water is it. I was a little intimidated at first and had read some other posts saying the same thing. It is so easy! I keep a sterilite tub(28 quarts I think) on the back porch and one good rainy day gives me an entire gallon of water, at least. I don't have to treat it, there are no hoses or connections to leak, and it is free. Just wanted to offer some encouragement to anyone considering it but thinking it might be too much trouble.