That would probably be an answer if we were'nt also looking to get back
a large piece of our backyard.
You're right about the need to make sure it is well filtered, and
according to at least on tank specialist, he's pretty much sure that
the sand filter already installed will be fine, although I may need to
give it a good backflush regularly. No problem I do that now.
As to drinking lake, creek, tank and well water, I have done many times
over the years when out camping, but usually after confirming the
source was okay.
When you get right down to it, what is a dam other than a large lake.
Yes they do treat the water prior to delivery, but I reckon it tastes
like crap which is why we have bottled water on hand.
We're getting there, I think it's just a matter of working out the
If your showering in it or using it for other purposes like washing
dishes you MUST chlorinate or otherwise disenfect it properly.
You might check with your local weater service about the quality of
rain water in your area. Around here coal fired power plants put way
too much of ??? dont remember but it made the news recently....
anyhow chemical power plants etc might be a issue espically if the
stuff will tend to accumulate in your tank over time?
before you do this get some professional advice!!! from your local
bermuda and this old house has been mentioned here. do realize they are
in the middle of the ocean so less chance of downwind stuff poisioning
look at the energy and chemical costs to do what your planning...
I'm waiting for reports from both the Water Board, and the local
meteorological service on water quality, that should be back to me this
Also from a couple of irrigation/storage services.
I'll let you know what comes of that.
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