A simple way to collect rainwater from low to the ground pipe?
We don't have much rain in here but I figured that I could collect upto 9000 gallons of water during our very short rain season so I thought I'd give it a try. I have seen tutorial for the simple type systems where you place a big elevated container under the drain pipe and attach a garden hose at the bottom of it and I liked the idea. The only problem is that our rainwater down pipe is very low to the ground, around 5-6 inches above the ground, and is built into the exterior walI and there's three of these around the house and one at the garage. I thought about drilling a hole in the wall and extending the pipe from there but the house is concrete so you get the picture. I want to make a simple system nothing complicated. I have seen complicated tutorials but they don't suit me because the rainfall is very small.
Is there a way to have the water flow into an elevated container without using electric pump or should I just forget the idea?
Here is a link that might be useful: A picture if the downpipe