# Leetcode 2086: Minimum Number of Buckets Required to Collect Rainwater from Houses

2 min readNov 30, 2021

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In this problem, we are given a String representing a street with houses and empty spaces. To collect water from the houses, each house must have a bucket placed next to it. We need to return the minimum amount of buckets to do that.

You are given a

0-indexedstring`street`

. Each character in`street`

is either`'H'`

representing a house or`'.'`

representing an empty space.You can place buckets on the

empty spacesto collect rainwater that falls from the adjacent houses…