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Old 04-06-2009, 02:36 PM   #1
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Stupid fuggin city and their ever-increasing water rates can lick my nuts! I win! Maybe you wouldn't have to keep raising the rates if you weren't wasting our damn money on crap like solar-powered flashing lights embedded in the road at crosswalks.

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Wow....How many gallons?

If the whole water collecting thing doesn't pan out, it looks like you got a couple of huge fermenters to play with.

Looks cool!

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Fantastic upgrade!!!

BTW, does your state have any program to offset the cost of those barrels??? I remember Texas did a few years ago.

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50 gals each, food grade...you can still smell the olives at 10 feet away.

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I've got a 2000 gallon water tank that I don't bother using and a well, ditto. Since there's no rain in the summer, the tank is only good for a couple weeks and the well runs dry by June (I'm on the top of a ridge).

80% of my monthly water bill is the meter charge. The monthly water fee is typically less than the cost of a pint.

One of the guys in HoV has huge water tanks (10,000 g). He pumps water from the swamp (AKA back yard) all winter and waters the garden in the summer.

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Fantastic upgrade!!!

BTW, does your state have any program to offset the cost of those barrels??? I remember Texas did a few years ago.

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The state doesn't, but the city council is supposed to vote on a rebate program tonight, which should pass. I paid $60 ea., because they're not in perfect aesthetic condition (though, that was fixed with a good rub of mineral oil); the same company (The Rain Barrel Company) sells the "pretty" ones on Amazon for $115. The proposed rebate would ostensibly be $30 ea for up to 2 barrels.
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So badass, dude. I've wanted to do this for a while now - time to go huntin' for some barrels.

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The state doesn't, but the city council is supposed to vote on a rebate program tonight, which should pass. I paid $60 ea., because they're not in perfect aesthetic condition (though, that was fixed with a good rub of mineral oil); the same company (The Rain Barrel Company) sells the "pretty" ones on Amazon for $115. The proposed rebate would ostensibly be $30 ea for up to 2 barrels.
Evan - where did you get those? My wife and I were just starting to look... $60 is a great price for those. I was going to look at plastic 55 gallon drums from US Plastics...
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I've been wanting to do this for a while. So you plan to just fill watering cans from them? I was thinking about intalling a submersible pump with a garden hose fitting. However, my veggie and hop garden are a little lower than the rest of the property so I could use gravity.

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Some states get very stupid about water barrels, and won't let you have them.

Anyway what have you done to channel the water away from the house if your barrels fill up?

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