Tyler Ludens wrote:https://www.harvestingrainwater.com/
If every land owner (or even a significant number) implemented these techniques we could solve all our water problems very quickly.
Aida Alene wrote:I
In reference to the aquafer. Every rainy season its levels rise drastically, just never to where it was at before all these wells were tapped into it. So the rain must be getting down to the aquafer in short order no?
Skandi Rogers wrote:
Not necessarily. what is probably happening is that the amount of water being removed is lessening in the rainy season so the draw down cones are filling in, which would also explain why it never recovers to the same level as before ... What might be an idea especialy if you think the well will run dry is to start thinking about saving for a large buried water tank taken from all your roofs that can supply a much larger proportion of your water needs.
Roberto pokachinni wrote: It sounds like you have minimal water needs in comparison to some of your neighbors, but what are your needs/volumes exactly? I'm not asking for my interest, but for yours. You need to figure out what your water needs are, and figure out whether you can supply that from your rain... from your roof catchments.
Roberto pokachinni wrote:
When I lived on Haida Gwaii, in my small off-grid cabin, I lived completely off my food-grade rain barrel that took water off less than half of the roof, a surface well at the garden (used rarely and only for gardening), and saltwater for washing. On that island, there was pretty much year-round rain, in total abundance.