Rainwater harvesting - storage

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  1. SPCleaning

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    I was considering harvesting rainwater, mainly because we are on a metre and the bills gone up again. So I was wondering from you guys who do this, how much storage do you need to keep going.

    I don't intend to use all harvested water but if I could offset the mains usage it would be good. Any assistance greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. Smurf

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    it's quite ironic harvesting water as when it rains heavy you can't work. Then when it don't rain for a while you run out of water so can't work :D
     
  3. cheapncheerful

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    yep spcleaning i want to do that too....as usual...eventually...:D and ...i wouldnt mind using my waste for the garden...hoping to re do the garden and want to build in the water storage so will watch this post...
     
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    Just in case you haven't seen this already mate, this guy has loads of vids on the topic. Probably my favourite youtube WCing celeb.

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  5. cheapncheerful

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    got some good ideas there....especially the 004 reading..:D
     
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    Good old polzn bladz
    Bit of a waffler though
    My squeegees are like his
    But I am quicker
     
  7. SPCleaning

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    Great youtube clip Tolish. Thanks mate.
     
  8. SPCleaning

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    I can put one IBC at the front and another at the rear of my property. I can put one at my Mother's property. So thats 3000 litres.
    On average I use 300 litres a day. (judging by whats left in the van tank) so that's about two weeks use. During the autumn/winter period we are likely to have rain during a two week period. Like I say I'm not expecting to use only rainwater, but to cut back the use of mains water, and of course the occasional tank top up at customer properties.

    Any thoughts?
     
  9. RiceRocket

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    Yeah definitely worth doing if you have the space for tanks. Might want to check if it safe but I think you can stack the metal frame ones. Also think about filtering any larger sediment out before the rainwater gets to the IBCs.
     
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    #10 Smurf, Sep 13, 2014
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