COLLECTING RAIN WATER IS not LEGAL in USA.
Kriss and Dr.Rich of https://www.selfrely.com write:
There are two water sources which we could say are basically self-contained, in the sense that they are not dependent on what other people do.
- Rainwater capture
- A well
Of the two, rainwater collection is easier and cheaper. If your home already has gutters on it, then all you need is something to act as a cistern. As long as you get enough rainfall, you will have an ongoing source of fresh water to use.
Sadly, rainwater collection is not legal in all 50 states.
But there are ways around that. You could bury your cistern, making it harder to detect. A French drain is underground too, and without actually excavating to see what you have buried underground, it’s hard to tell the difference between a French drain and a rainwater collection system.
While rainwater capture is cheaper and easier to build, drilling a well is more secure. Wells aren’t dependent on rainfall, as underground water exists even when it’s not raining. As long as you have a manual pump to draw the water out of the ground, you don’t even need to have electricity to get water from your won well.
The best, of course, is to do both, if you can. That way, no matter what, you won’t be limited to the same water supply that all the unprepared people are using. You’ll have your own supply to keep you and your family going.
So get to work. Make sure that you’re going to have reliable water, no matter what happens. In the mean time, keep your powder dry (to protect your water source) and your survival gear close at hand.
WhKriss and Dr. Rich
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