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#209983 - 09/28/03 10:54 AM water supplies to north AC  
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Nick Barton Offline
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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)



#209984 - 09/28/03 11:09 AM Re: water supplies to north AC  
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#209985 - 09/28/03 11:13 AM Re: water supplies to north AC  
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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)

#209986 - 09/28/03 11:29 AM Re: water supplies to north AC  
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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.

#209987 - 09/28/03 12:43 PM Re: water supplies to north AC  
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A point to remember -Pedro always has good ideas

#209988 - 09/28/03 12:52 PM Re: water supplies to north AC  
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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.

#209989 - 09/28/03 02:24 PM Re: water supplies to north AC  
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Nick Barton Offline
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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!

#209990 - 09/28/03 06:03 PM Re: water supplies to north AC  
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Nick - bugger the water -make sure you never run out of cold beer.

#209991 - 09/29/03 10:49 AM Re: water supplies to north AC  
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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.


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