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When you are talking about a serious survival water system it needs to take advantage of the water that falls from the sky!
Many systems require a steep learning curve and that is what puts many people off. You need a system that looks as though it could be easily modified to your home’s unique specs. Every survival situation is different and everyone’s home and needs are different.
Collecting Rainwater from Gutters
The collection of rainwater into a safe container is one of the best ways to get fresh water. This water would require very little filtering and possible no filtering at all. Of course, there is the problem of the asphalt roof tiles that could potentially contaminate that source. Still, in a true collapse situation, a system like this could make the daily task of sourcing safe water a lot easier.
Rainwater from Runoff
Not only can you collect water from gutters but also strategic runoff. You might be able to fill up cisterns with 1000s of gallons of rainwater. That is a great way to collect water in a hurry. You could never know how much water goes rushing past that home of yours.
If none of these issues sound like something for you, you might consider building a catchment basin. This could be set up in the backyard or on the roof. A basin can be built as large as you like and it can carry as much water as you think you might need. This will make all the difference in a disaster.
Water is essential to survival but also to gardening and also to hygiene and cooking. It’s not just about having safe water to drink. There are some tremendous means of gathering water and technology is making it only the better. Be sure you have a plan.