You need to rethink the concept of saving 300 gallons. I assume drinking
water in a tank above ground. 30 days of non use could let the little
buggies grow. I grew up on a farm and we used wells for everything. We had
a 40 gallon pressure tank and that was all. Dad said that storage of the
water in the Iowa heat would be a problem. I drained the cattle tanks every
other month for cleaning.
I have used similar stuff for this to water cattle. You would have to build
something to contain it.
My thinking here is since the source is artesian, just let the excess water
runoff in to any handy drainage area that will accept it....he is near a
And since the pumping costs are next to nothing, depending on the water temp
he might even be able to Jerry Rig up a couple old car radiators with a fan
and use them to help cool the place....
Government regulations may apply....but then again, it dont seem like Turtle
is very concerned with formalities on this project anyways.
Check with the surplus dealers over around Ft. Polk area. Army sells
stuff like that all the time down there, like the tank off an old water
buffalo or something. No, it won't fit in your pump house, but it is
weather-rated, and probably already carrying a camo paint scheme. (Hey, I've
seen Louisiana swamp camps. Nobody will bat an eye at it.)
Here a current tank they have up for bids, but it was used for diesel
already or something so it won't do you any good. Size and shape is similar
to what I am talking about, though. (If link doesn't drop you in right
place, go uphill or downhill a few clicks to find it.)
Don't buy a used one but have you checked out those plastic tanks like the
lawn care people use to haul around the stuff they spray? I see all
different sizes most fit in the bed of a small PU truck.
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