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Anyone using and drinking rainwater? I'm about to move onto land and an empty building, without mains water. I'm happy using the river and stream but I'm thinking of harsh winters, guests and a future Ms Deranged I've looked into getting connected It will be expensive. A proper ball ache. Digging up a garden/orchard. And the waters not even great. Happy to be off mains anyway with one less bill to pay. I will be collecting off a slate tiled roof approximately 70m2. This will be collected, stored, filtered and only used in the building I plan to eventually live in. There's plenty of other water sources for gardening and work etc. Thinking of having 2x1000 Ltr IBC's as main storage tanks. They will be sat above head height, having a good lead head. Makes things slightly easier. The collected water will be filtered/strained for debris at the drainpipes. Then again befor entering the tanks,with easy access to clean out the junk. Then before entering the system, it would go through two drop filters reducing in mesh size. Then into the building. Only water going to the kitchen sink cold tap will be fully treated. As in a final mesh filter (0.1m) , then UV treated. (I want friends and family to be happy drinkng it. I'll never hear the end of it if I give my mum the shits ). This may all be slight overkill, but I'd like to be able to top up the tanks from a nearby river in emergencies (drought) without any worries. I'd be confident with the above if I trusted the tech Anyone doing, or have done something similar? What filters are you using? Do you bother with UV? What sort of maintenance have you ended up doing? Feel free to make suggestions (based on experience please), I'm open to ideas. Nice one