The need to store water is mostly a consequence of an unreliable supply. Moreover, there is the desire to recycle rainwater and make use of underground water sources. Water tanks form a central part of a water supply system. However, when it comes to water storage, there are numerous options. Underground and above ground tanks [...]
To keep water fresh in a storage tank you can treat each gallon of water by adding 4 to 5 drops of bleach. It's important to choose a bleach brand that contains 4% to 6% sodium hypochlorite, such as Clorox or Purex. For larger quantities, a teaspoon of bleach can disinfect approximately 5 gallons of water. This disinfection process helps eliminate potential contaminants and ensures that the stored water remains suitable for consumption over an extended period.
What homesteader has extra time to spare? Not us for sure and most likely you don’t either! Today I am wrapping our fourth IBC with black plastic to keep the rays of the sun and algae out of our tanks. Algae. The dreaded enemy of our IBC’s. Not only does it make the water disgusting, ... Read More about How To Wrap an IBC Tote