Monthly Archives: January 2014

Harvest rainwater help alleviate the effects of Drought

There are places in the US where water is rapidly becoming an issue. California is in the midst of a severe drought. In other places, there are problems with water polluted from hydraulic fracturing  otherwise known as “fracking” and chemical spills. For some people, … Continue reading

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DIY 5 gallon slow sand filter (experiment)

(This post is an archive from the old blog see the link “about this blog”) Posted on September 16, 2013 by filter_guy A new filter has been started here. This is an experiment. I do not expect this filter to work however; there are those … Continue reading

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Rainwater harvesting regulations state by state

(This is an archived post from the old blog. See the link above “about this blog”)   As of March 22, 2014; after hours of ongoing research for the past year,  I have checked all 50 state government websites and … Continue reading

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Safe water through sustainable practices: The slow sand filter

(This post is from the archive of the old blog.) Posted on July 27, 2008 by Orpheus First; my humble apologies for being so slow to moderate comments. Vast improvement is in order. We have updated the software that runs the blog … Continue reading

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Rain water harvesting with slow sand filters

This is an update. The old blog, that had been up since 2007, is being upgraded. We will have all the old info up as time permits. There are several thousand hours of work recorded in the pages of the … Continue reading

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DIY 5 gallon slow sand filter update

The weather has warmed up here. For the past 2 weeks it has been above freezing most of the time. The 5 gallon filters have been running for 2 weeks. The output on all;  10a, 10b, and 10c; has cleared … Continue reading

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