In Amsterdam, water is managed so that there can be land. A series of low lying fields, canals, and locks work together to open acres of land for living and farming. Without these water management tools, the whole country would be under water. On our farm, we are seeking a solution to harvest rainwater so that we might have good water to irrigate with when drier weeks come along. Vegetables and fruits need one to two inches of water each week to mature to their full potential. In Ohio we get plenty of water from Mother Nature, but she doesn't gift it evenly. Some weeks we might get two to four, while other weeks we might get none. A rain harvesting system will allow us to keep the fruit and veggies happy.