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2014/03/15

Water

I've been worried about water with the drought causing problems on the West coast and middle states.

I have a small lake on my property, and a well, but if power fails, I cannot get water. My pressure tank for my well looks to be only 60 gallons or so.

So I purchased 2 white food grade 55 gallon barrels and set them up. I put them standing on end on top of a small base made out of 4x4's. Nothing fancy, it gets them off the ground. I put 1/4 cup bleach in them (since it is well water, better to have a little more, I can filter it out with a charcoal filter if needed). I bought a 25' drinking water hose to fill it.

So now I have 100+ gallons of water extra.

I need to get some type of small pump, I have one of these (see below) and it works, but it might not reach the bottom of the barrel easily.

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