Mike Ruck, President of Rain Water Solutions of Raleigh, NC, has been collecting rainwater for nearly 15 years. It all started when a rain barrel that his grandfather had made for his grandmother was passed down through the family. "We loved it, right from the start," says Lynn Ruck, wife and business partner. "It amazed us at just how quickly it would fill up. We use the rain water in our gardens and for all of our house plants. They thrive on it."