Water Harvesting Idea

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Not my idea..

    thought it worth sharing ..

    Courtesy of the Classic Hymer Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/classichymers/



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    We were catching our awning rainwater a couple of weeks ago. 40 litres at a time from our 6m awning into a trug and then pumped into the van, saved myself at least €4 :)
     
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    every little helps.. (y)

    many years ago when camping with dad, we collected rain water running off the tent in saucepans ...
    but I liked this idea as it cut out the 'middle man' .. awning to tank.. :cool:
     
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    I am a bit fussy about taste and think that dust, sand and salt, mixed with leaves, sap and dead flies will not be quite what I want but each to his own...

    Alan
     
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    I suppose a Nature Pure would take out the nasties as far as drinking is concerned but there would inevitably be a residue to clean out of the tank.
     
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    It never rains when we go away with the van.....:rolleyes:
     
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    This is a common sight in the hills in Portugal in all the farm buildings and fincas
     
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    it would be quite easy to filter by putting a bit of carbon filter or activated carbon media into the bottle ..

    or just let the rain wash your awning before collecting..

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Water-Filter-out-of-a-Waterbottle/
     
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    If you have Swift you can put it inside!:reel:
     
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    In Normandy a few years ago I had my son collecting rainwater draining off the awning and into a watering can.

    We had so much rain we didn't need to top up with fresh water for the whole 2 weeks we were there:(
     
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    you must have saved a fortune on water fees.. (y):LOL:

    Jim reckons €4 per day
     
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    The water was included in the pitch price Jim, but it occupied my son for a while;)
     
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    Not ideal if you drink the water out of your tank though as we do!
     
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    we always drink out of our tank.. wouldn't dream of actually 'buying' bottled water:eek:

    as I mentioned, you could make a bottle filter or as Jim suggested a Nature pure..

    anyway.. it's just an idea.. and if you were wilding might save having to find a tap..
     
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    We don't drink from our tank just shower, toilet and washing up.

    We fill plastic bottles from the tap for drinking ( not that I drink much water).
     
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    Hi Alan, ever been inside a water processing plant? Good job they put chlorine in it :)
     
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    You drink from your shower, toilet and washing up water...... :Eeek::Eeek:

    my god you have a strong stomach. :wink:
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: Oh you are awful! :imoutahere:
     
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    We appreciate the luck you are having over there in Portugal with all the free rain water, unfortunately over here in Spain we are having to make do with just tap water.........:imoutahere:
     
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    :) Not rained here for ages.... Luvverelee at the mo :)
     
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