My attempt to make it to my 10 acres in Terlingua Ranch and make a go of living on it. From the start it hasn't gone good at all, but I'm hopeful things will turn around!
It sounds like your catchment system does a great job, that many gallons from hardly any rain. Do you throw away the firs run-off that would clean your roof or do you save it all and let the dust and dirt settle to the bottom?
DD, the port that the catchment goes in to has a very fine mesh filter in it mainly to keep bugs out, but it should trap most of the dirt to. I can remove that and clean it occasionally. What ever the amount I got went in to the tank. Of course any bird droppings on the roof will be washed in to the tank as liquid. I don't like that idea, but you use bleach every so often to sterilize the water. I don't drink it though. I buy drinking water separate.
Running the amount of rain we got through a rain catchment calculator it came out to right at 9 gallons collected. Not great, but that will be a couple of free showers.
Congratulations on your first catchment! Eight or nine gallons is better than nothing and hopefully there will be more rain in the future.
WhoooHoooooo!! Small steps - but your catchment is working - congrats :)
MsB, Don't look like we will be getting any more real soon. There was a 40% chance for Saturday I think, but that's down to 0 and the same for the next 10 days. Maybe that will change though???Dani, the calculator says for a 1 inch rain I should get 182 gallons. Not great, but nothing to turn my nose up over.
Good thing you have an open mind and are receptive to new ideas at the Legion. Leadership is not easy.
I know that Anon.
See you soon, TffnguyDa Feets in Big Spring tonite
Bigfoot, watch that Odessa/Midland traffic. Its worse than DFW.
You are joking about the traffic?
Not by much Anon,
108 degrees and climbing.