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#209983 - 09/28/03 04:54 PM water supplies to north AC
Nick Barton Offline
Our house in Buena Vista on North A.C. is nearing completion - we gather is has been a dry 'wet' season so far (if that makes sense).

If we do not have sufficient water in the cistern (collected from the roof) to last through December - July I understand there are ways of getting water delivered in containers by boat, which can be pumped into the cisterns. Does anyone have advice, experience, details, comments, costings, other ideas ( we don't particularly want to invest in a whole water purification system if we can avoid it)

Thanks

Nick

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#209984 - 09/28/03 05:09 PM Re: water supplies to north AC
klcman Offline
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#209985 - 09/28/03 05:13 PM Re: water supplies to north AC
Pedro1 Offline
Nick
you will be fine now as the wet season has a long way to go-my suggestion for the future would be to build another cistern which is not that an expensive item or buy some of the large heavy duty plastic tanks (around 1000bzd each)

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#209986 - 09/28/03 05:29 PM Re: water supplies to north AC
tincup Offline
Nick - We are building just to the north of White Sands and have a 39,000 gal cistern. How big a cistern did you build? Our plan is to go thru our first year or two, then go with an RO system as we add more buildings with a feed off our main tank. If you are going to rent your place out and you find the tank you have is insufficient Pedro's idea of building another tank is a good one. I think White Sands is putting in an RO system, but I don't know what their current water collection system is (maybe you could buy water from them?). Rains usually last into Dec/Jan so you are looking at max 5 months with no additional supply.

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#209987 - 09/28/03 06:43 PM Re: water supplies to north AC
Pedro1 Offline
A point to remember -Pedro always has good ideas

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#209988 - 09/28/03 06:52 PM Re: water supplies to north AC
Diane Campbell Offline
Usually half of the rainfall for the whole year comes in Oct-Nov-Dec so you have time to collect.
Alvaro at the Essene Way delivers water to empty cisterns. That's nearby and do-able.

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#209989 - 09/28/03 08:24 PM Re: water supplies to north AC
Nick Barton Offline
Thanks for all the feedback - our cisterns total about 34,000 gallons so it is not the size of them that I was worried about but rather filling them up - your comments are re-assuring re rainfall timing - I guess I'll wait and see how we go over the next 4 months - funny for an englishman to be wishing for more rain!

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#209990 - 09/29/03 12:03 AM Re: water supplies to north AC
Pedro1 Offline
Nick - bugger the water -make sure you never run out of cold beer.

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#209991 - 09/29/03 04:49 PM Re: water supplies to north AC
Tippy Offline
Hi Nick

We run a small restaurant and have 3 bedrooms upstairs which holds 2 of us and 3 kids.

We used between 7000-8000 gallons a month for both of them.

Tippy

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