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I also plan on doing some testing before I ever consider it safe to drink. I will take some water from the tank and put it in a clear aquarium on the back porch and let it grow algae. If it doesn't ever grow algae something is wrong. Also, I will put some hardy fish in the tank, such as goldfish, and see if they die. If all of them die quickly then I will know something is wrong and I will probably just get a different tank.
Thanks for the warnings guys. I really appreciate it. I will be safe.
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For those interested, I shot a quick video after a couple small rain storms to show how much water I was able to collect. Remember, it is a very small roof Also, I am NOT going to be drinking the water out of this thing unless I was going to die otherwise and only after boiling it and filtering it:
Last edited by LDSreliance; 10-17-2014 at 07:44 AM.
Rain catch water needs filtered. But to survive you first have to have water to filter.
For those of us w/ larger downspouts, these will work as well.
Garden Watersaver Downspout Diverter
Rain Harvesting Pty DDCR99 Clean Rain Ultra Downspout Filter and Diverter - RainHarvest Systems Online Store for Rainwater Collection, Filtering and Sustainable Re-use.