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Rainwater Collecting can Provide Water for Drinking an Other Uses

In California, we are finally starting to get a bit of rain.  Not enough to break the drought, but enough that you should start thinking about how to collect rainwater.  When I was a child living in South Africa, we drank rainwater all the time.  It was collected in a large galvanized tank into which the rain gutters emptied.

Now you may wonder how we treated the water.  The truth was we didn’t.  The roof was galvanized sheet metal and it went straight to the gutters and into the tank.  The only attempt at treating the water was that the tap was about 18 inches from the bottom. …

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