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4 Fresh Water Ideas That Could Change The World. Jonathan Parker, GuestWaking Times 2013.

4 Fresh Water Ideas That Could Change The World

The year of flying cars and private space travel right? My broken phone that’s lying on the floor next to the chair has more computing power than existed in the whole world 40 years ago We are no longer talking about how to reach space, but what mundane tasks to do when we get there. Hmm, well, there still is a big demand for real estate with a view.

But people smarter than me estimate that 20% of the worlds population has almost zero access to clean drinking water. Well, thankfully, there are still quite a few more people out there, also smarter than me, that are working on solutions for this problem. 1. R) - Aquabarrel: Start Here to learn about rain barrel products. - Aquabarrel.com. I know what you're thinking.

R) - Aquabarrel: Start Here to learn about rain barrel products. - Aquabarrel.com

All you wanted was a rain barrel and now look at all the decisions you're faced with. With so many choices, how does one decide which one or what parts to buy? Rainwater collection. Rainwater harvesting. There’s a lot of advice floating around the internets about how to make a rain barrel.

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How to Build a Rainwater Collection System: 9 steps. Steps.

How to Build a Rainwater Collection System: 9 steps

Rainwater Collection Systems. Build a Rainwater Collection System. Ten years ago, I acquired two 55-gallon plastic drums to store an emergency supply of water for the impending Y2K disaster occurring at the stroke of midnight 2000.

Build a Rainwater Collection System

Of course, I became suspicious when the plane I was flying on did not fall out of the sky on 9/9/99 and my trusty Honda still ran like a charm well past January 1, 2000. Being the positive person that I am, I was grateful to acquire several storage containers of personal hygiene items, first aid supplies and all kinds of camping paraphenia that I still use. So what if Y2K was the biggest con ever-perpetuated on mankind? Rainwater Harvesting by Davocann. The Pond Digger. Commercial Rainwater Harvesting Systems. The practice of rainwater harvesting dates back to the earliest days of civilization yet was nearly lost in the age of inexpensive and readily available municipal water supplies.

Commercial Rainwater Harvesting Systems

Lately, with the cost and supply of municipal water becoming an issue, there has been a growing resurgence of interest in rainwater harvesting by home and building owners. Thousands of small systems suppliers have emerged to fill the demands of homeowners across the country. But there are special challenges for the more sophisticated systems installed in commercial and institutional buildings.

The vastly larger quantities of rainwater collected require more sophisticated processing and storage, and the engineering standards and approval requirements are significantly more rigorous. Wahaso focuses entirely on the commercial and institutional building market – and has developed proven, large-scale rainwater harvesting systems that meet rigorous building and regulatory requirements.

Every Little Drop. Rainwater harvesting. Rain Filter and Flush Diverter. Collecting rainwater now illegal? (NaturalNews) Many of the freedoms we enjoy here in the U.S. are quickly eroding as the nation transforms from the land of the free into the land of the enslaved, but what I'm about to share with you takes the assault on our freedoms to a whole new level.

Collecting rainwater now illegal?

You may not be aware of this, but many Western states, including Utah, Washington and Colorado, have long outlawed individuals from collecting rainwater on their own properties because, according to officials, that rain belongs to someone else. As bizarre as it sounds, laws restricting property owners from "diverting" water that falls on their own homes and land have been on the books for quite some time in many Western states. Only recently, as droughts and renewed interest in water conservation methods have become more common, have individuals and business owners started butting heads with law enforcement over the practice of collecting rainwater for personal use.

"Utah's the second driest state in the nation. Dew Collection for Survival Water. Besides air, water is of primary importance if you hope to stay alive longer than a few days in a survival situation.

Dew Collection for Survival Water

How To Become Water Self Sufficient. The following article has been contributed by Lucas Patriotus, a special services veteran with years of survival training.

How To Become Water Self Sufficient

It has been published with permission of the author. It does not necessarily represent the views of PreppingToSurvive.com. Water Is Life I don’t need to tell you why your family needs safe potable water as well as long term food storage, first aid kits, and other survival gear to survive the aftermath of an emergency or disaster. People can live for days or even weeks without food but no one survives past 4 or 5 days without water. “…Drinking, sanitation and hygiene constitute the basic human survival needs for water. Kammok tarp collects rainwater for drinking. Hammok manufacturer Kammok is working to bring an innovative new tarp to market.

Kammok tarp collects rainwater for drinking

Not only does the tarp provide shelter from the rain, it funnels that rain into a gutter system and bottles it, providing a hassle-free way of procuring clean drinking water. View all. Creating A Simple And Inexpensive Rain Water Collection System. Our barn’s metal roof is our supply of water for the entire farm Visitors to the farm are usually surprised to learn that we water the entire garden and landscape with reclaimed rain water. Our system, which collects and stores rainwater from our barn’s metal roof, provides 100% of our annual watering needs.

The best part, it was extremely easy to install, and can be inexpensively adapted to almost any home, shed or roof with a gutter. We spent the past week hooking our tanks back up from winter storage – and within 24 hours - we had just over 150 gallons stored from a single rain. It’s been over a year now since we first completed the rain collection system – and I honestly don’t know how we survived without it. It gives us access to free water, and with our two plastic tote tanks, can collect as much as 550 gallons from a single downpour. Rainwater Harvesting. How to Build a Rain Barrel: The Family Handyman. Rain Harvesting.