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Resource Rain Water Harvesting (1.15 MB)

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by survivalmonkey, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. survivalmonkey

    survivalmonkey Monkey+++

    Rain is the ultimate source of fresh water. With the ground area
    around houses and buildings being cemented, particularly in
    cities and towns, rainwater, which runs off from terraces and
    roofs, was draining into low-lying areas and not percolating into
    the soil. Thereby, precious rainwater is squandered, as it is
    drained into the sea eventually.
    Rain water harvesting is a system by which, the rainwater
    that collects on the roofs and the area around the buildings is
    directed into open wells through a filter tank or into a
    percolation chamber , built specifically for this purpose.
    Rainwater is collected directly or recharged into the ground to
    improve ground water storage. Water that is not extracted from
    ground during rainy days is the water saved.

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  2. PAGUY

    PAGUY Monkey

    A Rain water collection system makes sense in any setting. The basic use of a free natural resource is only common sense. That is unless you live in a city or state that says that you can not. Then the law makers are....... You put the word in.
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Monkey+

    Illegal in Colorado, all water rights are controlled, this was negotiated in the 1800's (and yeah, I think money changed hands)

    After tSHTF, ?
  4. PAGUY

    PAGUY Monkey

    That's just what I am talking about. Some a__ clown put together some legislation that made them a huge bundle. Post SHTF what are they going to do to you? Take your birthday away?......in a post SHTF scenario all bets are off.
  5. Nadja

    Nadja RIP 3-11-2013 Forum Leader

    I already collect rain water, when it rains. I recently heard that colorado lifed the ban on collecting rain water. You need to check into this more carefully
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Monkey+

    You are right they did lift it in Colorado for small scale users, still illegal in some other states, Utah and Washington ?
  7. PAGUY

    PAGUY Monkey

    Hat ever crack they were smoking when try agreed to that must be some good stuff.
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