We have a 550 gallon rain catch setup outside, plus a 275 gallon tank for the chickens, but I'd been wanting something in the garage strictly for drinking water. I have 20 gallons stored in one spot and I thought I had another 20 in another, but apparently the Mr. found one stash and used it all for his aquarium and didn't bother to replace it. Went and picked up 3, 55 gallon barrels on Saturday that had been used for flavored syrup. Coconut, peach, and strawberry. Best smelling barrels I ever dealt with. Built this water tower today. Still need to run plumbing on it. Going to connect all three but put in shut off valves between them so the bottom one doesn't get the water pressure from the upper two. Going to add a bit of framing and some OSB to the side by the door so it'll make a bit of a wall and I can add shelves, but I need another set of hands to run the OSB through the saw and the Mr isn't here. This was the original mess. We've been cleaning the garage for a couple of weekends now. Originally I was going to use 4x4 for legs, but decided to sister up 2x4, slotting the horizontal braces in between verticals so the brace weight is resting on 2x4 and not just screws. First frame up. It was then that I realized I didn't think to cut the top ends off the frame. Second frame up. I cut the extra off that one. Slipped a barrel in so I could get an idea of how far apart I wanted them. Went through two cordless drill batteries to get to this point. Had to stick one on the charger for a few hours before I could put the last few braces on. And voila! A 3 barrel water tower stand. Tomorrow I'll run to the hardware store for a couple more 2x4 so I can frame this side out a bit. I want to make a wall going from the house to the edge of the concrete and put some shelves on it. Then deck the top so I can toss our never-used chainsaws up there out of the way. Will also grab some shutoffs and hose and whatnot to daisy chain the barrels together with a faucet on the bottom one. And then fill 'em up!