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lin

07:25AM | 08/12/01
Member Since: 08/11/01
4 lifetime posts
We have had a drought and we do not have enough water in the house to take more than 4-10 minute showers and only one clothing wash or dishwasher per day and than we are out of water for the day. We have a 50 year old house and to redrill the well will cost a minimum of $10,000 with no guarantee. Is it possible to put an above ground water tank for such emergencies and for additional use throughout the year?

rpxlpx

05:32AM | 08/13/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts
Don't see why not. You should check with local plumbing companies.
Also, ask about any local ordinances that might prevent placement of a tank, or control the size and location of the tank.

LDoyle

03:20PM | 08/13/01
Member Since: 06/03/01
324 lifetime posts
Well water is untreated so it may breed various organisme. Might think about adding either UV or ozone treatment if you plan to store the water for long periods.

j-manplumber

08:40AM | 08/19/01
Member Since: 08/18/01
16 lifetime posts
It can be done, but remeber you will have to haul the water for your emergency tank. If it is hooked into the existing well you will still have the problem of running it dry, and causing possible damage to the pump.


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