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Tom Le Blanc
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I am currently working with a Qero family in Cusco Peru. Im working with the elder and a friend to construct an ecological temple as well as make improvements to their home.

I am wondering if anyone knows where to find water storage tanks n this area. Web searches have not yeilded much.

Thanks very mulch!
 
Bill McGee
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I did a search for Rotoplas tanks. There is a company called Bildin on Calle Santiago 906, Cercado, Cusco. Any luck in finding tanks yet? Hardware stores should have them, but a distributor should have better pricing.
 
Tom Le Blanc
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Thanks Bill I will check them out. Any idea if they have large size tanks like 5,000 gal+?

The ferreterias I have checked have 55 gal max for the most part.

Thanks for the tip though!
 
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Tom Le Blanc wrote:I am currently working with a Qero family in Cusco Peru. Im working with the elder and a friend to construct an ecological temple as well as make improvements to their home.

I am wondering if anyone knows where to find water storage tanks n this area. Web searches have not yeilded much.

Thanks very mulch!


Why not build your own tanks of ferro-cement? Its a fraction of the cost to buy and ship a plastic or metal tank and you can make any size you like. They last virtually forever -- getting harder over time -- and the water tastes much better than out of plastic. Cooler too. Check out this link to learn more -- this is a great tutorial for a really big tank (I believe it is something like 20 feet diameter and 7 or 8 feet deep. It holds 15,000 gallons of water. The tutorial is in 8 languages including Spanish -- if that helps -- and has loads of photos, drawings and materials lists.
http://ferrocement.com/tankBook/indici.en.html

The homepage http://ferrocement.com will take you to a ton of other ferro-cement projects as well -- from houses to boats and even furniture. A really interesting site! Good luck!
 
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