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Old 06-23-2018, 07:28 PM
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Wanted to show you how my system has been set up for the last 5 years.... never gotten sick


1. Downspout from my 30x40 roof, which I believe yields 700 gallons of water for every inch of rain.
2. Once the first flush system (red) is closed off, the 4 PVC will fill, and water will then start to divert to the Cistern.
3. Tank fittings are used to access the tank. They come in all sizes and using pvc adapters, you can make any kind of connection you need.
4. This fitting is where I pull the water out of the cistern. On the inside of the fitting, I have attached this filter, which pulls the most oxygenated water from the top: Stainless Steel Floating Filter, 1' Coarse Screen without NRV - Rainwater Collection and Stormwater Management. On the outside, I convert to PEX (simple and does not break)
5. I did have an issue with the fitting breaking when it froze and have since added heat tape to my insulation, which worked great this year.
6. Enter into the garage.



7. Piped into garage
8. PEX connected to Grundfos pump: Grundfos MQ 3-45 1 HP Pressure Boosting Pump - Rainwater Collection and Stormwater Management
9. Enters into two filters and one ultraviolet chamber and ready for use.

10. Lets go make some coffee!
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Leswad,

Thanks so much for taking your time taking photos and explaining your drinking water system.

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No problem! If you do an above ground tank, use sand for the base. Also, a climate controlled area for the pump and filter would make this solution even better.
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Old 06-24-2018, 10:11 AM
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Cool system leswad yes thanks very much for taking time to do a show and tell on your set up. Now that looks like a first class system.
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To the top for more comments, advise or illustrations.

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