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Will a DIY slow sand filter produce potable water?

We continue to get questions about the filters we describe producing “potable” water. Again, I’ll try to address this issue.¬†These filters are not 100 percent foolproof and they are not magical. They require maintenance and specific actions to keep them … Continue reading

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Can I save money on my water bill by using a rain barrel?

If the cost of the water; and the cost of the¬†infrastructure that brings the water to “you” and takes it away when you’re done with it are considered; then, on paper, a rain barrel will pay for itself in several … Continue reading

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