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Wanting to use rain water

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by stone_family3, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right now my shed has a shingle roof, I know I can't use that as drinking water. I don't have money to upgrade it to metal or corrugated pastic, but I'm considering using a large heavy duty tarp. Do you think that will be acceptable? Then the water would just fill a rain barrel and I'll be able to use nipple waterers.
     
  2. Mark & Nique

    Mark & Nique Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a rain barrel that collects run-off from our house, which is covered in shingles. I've used it without any problems.
     
  3. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mark & Nique :

    I have a rain barrel that collects run-off from our house, which is covered in shingles. I've used it without any problems.

    Hmm, our state EPA said it couldn't be used for living creatures.​
     

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