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So, last weekend I checked the rainwater tank (we're not on mains water) and we were down to a couple of days supply. Gambled on the forecast of 'possible showers'
Today our 40 000 litre tank has been overflowing. The pool (12m x 6m - you do the maths) has gone from skimmer box level to overflowing.
Both dams are at capacity (last week I had to stop using it as the level was too low to pump without dredging)
And it is peeing down, with a forecast of heavier rain and tornados.
Now the flaming power is out so I have to go out and get soaking opening the garage doors and front gate - both of whih are electric.
I'm on rainwater too, although in NZ so a bit more of a temparate climate.
We have @ 38,000l storage and we once made three months on that (family of four), was about to ring for the tanker and it pi**ed down for a day which filled them up and lasted another 10 weeks. Mind you that's being careful/paranoid about water use...like "if its yellow let it mellow, if its brown flush it down", no baths, short showers, minimal use of washing machine bla bla.
My recent Plan B is a small swimming pool which has a capacity of about 12,000 litres. Last summer I pumped that back into the tanks when we ran low.
Its amazing how you watch how much water you use when supply isn't a guaranteed thing.
Around where I live most places have 2 x 25,000 litre tanks, a couple have 3.
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