keep more of these videos coming
This is a discussion on Installing a DIY Rain Catchment System within the Survival Food Procurement forums, part of the Off-Grid Lifestyle category; LDS those were good videos...have you given a thought about dirt, bird guano entering your system...any method to clean before entering....
LDS those were good videos...have you given a thought about dirt, bird guano entering your system...any method to clean before entering.
My setup is for the same 2 purposes. I need an automatic way to water my garden so that the water soaks the roots properly but I also want drinking water and a way to replenish it if something disastrous happens. I estimate that 275 gallons gives my family of 5 about 100 days of drinking water. Not great but it is a start.
As for filtration, there really is no way to prevent dissolvable materials from entering the system. The water would have to be boiled before drinking. But having access to fresh water could be critical someday and I am in suburbia with no nearby decent size water source. I will put in filtration for large particles such as leaves and branches but I don't know what you can do about bird poop.
Howdy neighbor (literately). Two things i did to help with bird poop etc. First is rain gutter leaf protectors. They are like a foam triangle that snugly fit in the gutter, i placed a couple by down spout. Then the other is a relief pipe below where water goes to tank. instead of an elbow going to tank, put in a T. Below the T is just a pipe that is capped off and a water spicket on the end (just to drain it). So the 3 ft of pipe below the T takes in the first 3 or so gallons (the dirtiest water) before it diverts to my tank. Can post some pictures tomorrow if needed.
I wouldn't want to be part of any organization that would allow me to be a member.
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Is guano sorta like caca?
I have two of those totes that I have filled from the outside faucet. We are not legally allowed to collect rain water. If our well had not dried up due to droughts then I could have applied for an exemption. a
We use what we call an in/out system to keep it full. A hose is connected to one end from the faucet and another hose is connected to the other end. We use this for watering gardens that are not close to the house and providing our animals with water. It keeps the water fresh and we always have a supply if needed..Although it is permissible to direct your residential property roof downspouts toward landscaped areas, unless you own a specific type of exempt well permit, you cannot collect rainwater in any other manner, such as storage in a cistern or tank, for later use
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Does anyone have the math on how many sqft of rain collecting area (rooftop) would generally be enough to water a group of people and plants/livestock?