[Homestead] Water for house, garden, roof
cayadopi at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 8 23:05:09 EST 2009
My usage on all days except laundry days.
1 gallon for drinking and cooking
2 gallons for hands/dishes/cooking
1-2 quarts max for toilet (not a regular toilet).
1 gallon to bathe
2 quarts just in case....
I keep up 5 gallons on standby in a cooler, and have measured this before when the water line busted. I have yet to use the whole 5 gallons in a day.
Did the same in an apartment. I had never had a water bill before and was a) verifying the water actually used [the meter was in the apt] and b) trying to see how little one can get by with....
Course in the desert without electricity (or solar powered pump) - 5 gallons would be hard to come by....
The neighbors have a huge old metal water tower - but when I asked, the bottom had rusted out, so they no longer use it. They pumped water up into to it and stored it... it wasn't rain water fed. :-(
-How much water do you use a day? (approx)
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