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I noticed the thread on the threat of water failure and thought that this would be a good time to post this.
Good luck folks!
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- I need a hand pump
- Does anyone know where I can buy a hand pump for a water well right now? I'm not interested in placing an order and waiting because that's being done for me right now.
- Question on Storing well water
- I know that you are supposed to add about 10-15 drops/gal of bleach to tap water for storage, but what about well water, which has no chemical treatment? Should I add more? Are there other things to worry about when storing well water?
- Today's Journal Says Drinking Water Is and Will Remain A Mystery
- Comments by Puddintame: The cost of storing water approaches $00.00 per gallon. It's as close to free as any product gets. The only reason not to store a lot of water is laziness.
- Another Water Storage Question
- Just wanted to know if using 33 gallon trash cans (new, of course) would be safe for storing short term (1 month) drinking water. Is food grade plastic really necessary?
- Water Supplies and Sodium Hypochlorite
- he water is chlorinated using solid sodium hypochlorite rather than chlorine gas. It turns out that sodium hypochlorite has a shelf life of as little as three days in warm climates; as long as two to three weeks in colder temperatures.
- When should we think about filling all those empty jugs I've been saving? I was going to wait until December...Any thoughts?
- Warm showers?
- Does anyone have alternative solutions to this warm shower problem?
- water wells?
- Help need information on driving a well about 20 feet deep, I live in north west florida. The water table is about 16 feet below the surface any information will be appreciated.
- Well Depth
- I have what is probably, a dumb question; but I'll never learn if I don't ask! Is there an accurate way to measure the depth of our well?
- Is Water what you want?
- If there was an extended power outage where water treatment plants could not deliver for an extended period of time, what would we do?
- Pur water filters?
- Target has ads this week for Pur Water filters, which claim to be effective against giardia and cryptosporidium (sp?). And they are not at all expensive.
- Water--recycle old hot water heaters--free from plumbers
- ake an old hot-water heater (plumbers give them away), and remove the outside shell. Set the inside tank 4-6" above the ground, and place a funnel in the top.
- Want Info on Solar Ovens/Water Pasteurization?
- Can you sterilize water in a solar oven?
Yes. In all three types, water can be brought to a boil. A little-known fact, however, is that to make water safe to drink, it only has to be pasteurized, not sterilized.
- Hot Water Systems
- I am desperately trying to solve the hot shower problem mainly for moral purposes. Thanks.
- Would I need to store water for gardening, bathing, and laundry?
- I know that we need to store water for drinking. But if poweris out for say weeks or months, there should still be waterfrom the tap, right?
- So much for drinking rainwater if you live in Europe
- A new study reveals that much of the precipitation in Europe contains such highlevels of dissolved pesticides that it would be illegal to supply it as drinking water.
- hand pumps
- I'm moving out of town soon, and did some rough and ready research for hand pumps. Here are some sites I found:
- Can I Buy Activated Charcoal in Bulk?
- Can I use real wood charcoal (not briquettes) to filter chemicals from water?
- Best Water Filter?
- Lost link to Katadyne info, and want to compare with Berkefield filter. Looked in Archives, and we don't have a Water Category.
- Activated charcoal micro-filters?
- With the Brita, Pur and Rubbermaid micro-filters being so popular, it seems like they would be useful to have, even if Y2K is just a bump.
- Clorine Water Treatment
- Chlorine: Chlorine is familiar to most Americans as it is used to treat virtually all municipal water systems in the United States.
- Can a city dweller have a cistern?
- It's raining like cats and dogs here and I'm watching all that precious water sink into the ground or run down the street. How do you save it?
- Hot Water
- Has anybody solved the hot water problem? I need suggestions - how to heat it and run it into your house or gravity feed it, etc.
- Empty Milk Jugs to Store Water?
- Is this a good idea for storing extra water? When 1gal milk jugs are empty (1) rinse out thrououghly, (2) wash thrououghly with antibacterial soap and warm water and rinse,
- another water question
- if I understood the woman correctly, an 'ozone-depleting gas' which prevents bacteria growth. Anybody else hear about anything like this and is it a trustworthy process?
- Water from a Swimming Pool
- Seems many people will have a temporary water supply in private and public swimming pools. I'm having a hard time finding out what kind of filtering or treatment is needed to make this source drinkable,
- Need Design Parameters for Above Ground Water Storage
- I have a fair supply of 55gal Drums for drinking water but I would like to design an inexpensive storage pond for cleaning, washing, crop water.
- Electrical whiz needed....
- We have an outside woodburning furnace which runs our hotwater heating system...our problem is the little pump that keeps the water circulating.
-- Brian (email@example.com), May 28, 1999