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WATER

Water is one of the most important resources on any property. All life needs it, and as populations increase, it becomes scarce. It is a wise man that protects his supply of water from pollution and overuse. Because of this simple fact, great care must be given to the design of water systems and their components.

Water Sources

Water Sources

There are several off-grid sources of water, including rainwater catchment, wells, rivers and humidity in the air itself. The first goal of any homestead is to identify a water source and begin to protect and manage it. Even when there is no water source apparent, there will be when it rains.

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Water Storage

Water Storage

Storing your water, whether in cisterns, ponds or in the soil, is paramount to an off-grid home.

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Hot Water

Hot Water

Hot water is one of those luxuries that no one who sees the sun should be without.

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Waste Water

Waste Water

Most of your waste water can be re-routed and used again for another purpose, like gardening or compost, making it go twice as far.

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Plumbing

Plumbing

Plumbing is much easier than people assume, a little like putting Legos together with glue, with a few extra steps.

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Pumps and Controls

Pumps and Controls

Knowing more about the pumps and controls of your water system will help you know what to buy and how to maintain it.

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Water Usage

Water Usage

Using your water wisely and efficiently is an extremely valuable skill to have. As water becomes more scarce, we must all take steps to use it effectively.  Wasting water is no longer an option, and even less so on a homestead, where every drop counts.

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