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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-10 09:24 PM
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16. When I retire to the Upper Midwest on a little piece of land,
I plan to have a large cistern so during hot summer weather I can water the garden without depleting any aquifers.

Just a part of my long-range pipe dream.......
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  -Do you own a rain barrel? Pryderi  May-07-10 08:13 PM   #0 
  - If you want a really big one...  Speck Tater   May-07-10 08:18 PM   #1 
  - Your linky is all wonky  madokie   May-08-10 07:09 AM   #22 
  - Sorry. K-Mart must have changed it, or  Speck Tater   May-08-10 11:35 AM   #24 
     - cool  madokie   May-08-10 11:41 AM   #25 
  - U won't be swimming in it long  Po_d Mainiac   May-08-10 08:30 PM   #26 
  - Yes.  The Velveteen Ocelot   May-07-10 08:18 PM   #2 
  - What kind of barrel?  Pryderi   May-07-10 08:23 PM   #4 
     - Don't remember the brand name,  The Velveteen Ocelot   May-07-10 08:34 PM   #8 
  - Make your own cistern  izquierdista   May-07-10 08:22 PM   #3 
  - Wow! I had no idea that much water is generated from a 1 inch of rain from a roof!  Pryderi   May-07-10 08:28 PM   #5 
     - Be careful...In at least one state they are illegal..  jemsan   May-07-10 08:29 PM   #6 
        - Link?  tekisui   May-07-10 08:35 PM   #9 
        - From Denver Water  blaze   May-07-10 09:15 PM   #13 
           - Thanks. That is interesting.  tekisui   May-07-10 09:23 PM   #14 
           - Water rights in Colorado  blaze   May-07-10 10:05 PM   #18 
           - Doesn't it have something to do with a deal with Kansas?  The Croquist   May-08-10 07:05 AM   #21 
              - Doesn't ring a bell  blaze   May-08-10 08:34 AM   #23 
        - self delete  elias49   May-07-10 09:40 PM   #17 
  - Check with the DU gardening group.  amerikat   May-07-10 08:32 PM   #7 
  - I did, but got 0 responses..  Pryderi   May-07-10 09:24 PM   #15 
  - We have 3. Locally built. Really useful!  NRaleighLiberal   May-07-10 08:40 PM   #10 
  - be sure purchase a food safe barrel (usually white or blue plastic) -  ironrooster   May-07-10 08:42 PM   #11 
  - ours is blue plastic!  stuntcat   May-09-10 09:58 AM   #27 
  - check with your county extension agent for more info  Kali   May-07-10 09:05 PM   #12 
  - When I retire to the Upper Midwest on a little piece of land,  kestrel91316   May-07-10 09:24 PM   #16 
  - It's easy to make your own  Wickerman   May-07-10 10:33 PM   #19 
  - be careful that you do not have chemicals on your roof that will get in the water  demigoddess   May-08-10 01:29 AM   #20 
     - I had the opposite problem ...  Nihil   May-10-10 05:55 AM   #28 
 

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