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  1. Using rain water instead of well?

    Homesteading Questions
    Does anyone have a water tank or cistern big enough for all your water needs? If so, how did you determine the size? Do you use the water for all your needs or just outside watering? I'd like to use it in my washing machine in the house if at all possible. Our co-op water tastes and smells...
  2. Expected well depth in area with many springs

    Homesteading Questions
    My property has allot of water around it ... many springs and such, but faint find one on my property. I was thinking or maybe doing a DIY well instead, seen lots of videos online. According to som documents from the GIS I've seen, the water table is between 3 and 5 feet underground. Based on...
  3. Harvesting Flood Water

    Survival & Emergency Preparedness
    Hi everyone. I'm new around these parts. These forums have already helped me immensely but I'm hoping y'all can help me with what's probably a stupid idea. Our 8 acres is butted up against what for the majority of the year is a small creek even though it's called a river. During a decent rain...