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eBook review: The Complete Guide to Water Storage

For those who enjoy eBooks, this one is full of invaluable information about water storage, from water tanks to open ponds. The Complete Guide to Water Storage: How to Use Gray Water and Rainwater Systems, Rain Barrels, Water Tanks, and Other Water Storage Techniques for Household and Emergency Use (Back to Basics Conserving) Water is […]

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World Water Day: 22 March 2012

International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

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Water Tank Storage for Off-grid & Urban Living

Water tanks are also great for storing municipal water for a number of reasons discussed below.

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112 Ways To Conserve Water

There are a number of ways to save water, and they all start with you. #2 When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run while rinsing. Fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water. #3 Some refrigerators, air conditioners and ice-makers are cooled with wasted flows of water. Consider […]

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Advantages of Plastic Water Storage Tanks

Plastic Tanks up to 20,000 litres have replaced tanks of most other materials (especially fiberglass tanks) over the last decade. Plastic tanks are especially good for storing water and most chemicals including chlorine, bleaches and acids. An advantage that plastic tanks have over storage tanks made from most other materials is much lighter weight. The […]

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How to choose a water tank

Installed above or below ground? When planning the installation of a rainwater tank or any tank for water storage, it is important to consider where it can be located on your property. In many cases water tanks are installed above ground, especially when the water tank is being installed alongside an existing dwelling. However installing the […]

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Build Your Own Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine On The Cheap

The Zoetrope is a vertical-axis wind turbine (VAWT) made from materials commonly found at your local hardware store and a few easily purchased online, and Applied Sciences has made the decision to “open source” the turbine for everyone who wants to try their hand at making one. With videos and a downloadable PDF construction guide, […]

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Is Rainwater Safer than Municipal Water?

Rainwater that is captured and stored correctly is a safe, economical and sustainable source of quality water. Rainwater is as safe as any source of water, provided certain safety precautions are taken as part of water capture, storage and distribution. In fact some say that rainwater is safer than water supplied through mains or reticulated water systems. Our mains […]

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Why Harvest the Rain? 20 Rainwater Harvesting FAQ’s

1. How do I make a rainwater harvesting system pay for itself (amortize its cost) and why should I not just harvest rainwater for irrigation. Simply by collecting and using water harvested during the rain season and using this water in your whole household, the tank surges full very rapidly, but you draw water from […]

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