Any advice on cheap, freewater storage vessels? Repurposing, recycling being ideal. Potential for between 1,000-2,000 gallons rain catchment from one building and up to 1,000 gallons from another building. We have a few 55-gallon drums, barrels, looking to supplement and take next steps.
We bought an IBC tote off of Craigslist for $30. It had been used by a homeowner for storing extra pool water (chlorinated). We rinsed and aired it out for about a month before we set up our small catchment system.
I'd suggest Craigslist or Ebay local delivery. There are probably better availability options elsewhere, it's just that we had success with that.
Interested to hear others' ideas, as we'd like to expand our water storage tanks as well.
Cool, thanks! I happened to come across this article with suggestions on sourcing barrels, etc. for rainwater. I really like the idea of sourcing from local breweries. Today I saw three barrels outside of local businesses and picked up an oil barrel (~42 U.S. gallons) from a carwash as attendants encouraged me to pick it up from the dumpster area. They are more common than I realized. Thanks.