Solar Guppy wrote: »
So he puts down a technology he can't provide? seems the motivation, not build the house to the requirements you want.
SIP is a very very good way to build homes ... find a builder that has experience, Its all about planning with SIP, the people standing around is a contractor issue and nothing to do with SIP.
Mike 870 wrote: »
Great Advice all
It certainly makes sense to skip the well, but how do you keep the "cistern" from going funky. How do you pressurize? Most of the big coal fired plants in Ohio are East of me, on the Ohio River. I tried to find a map with no luck. My county does seem to have some of the worst air quality in the state.
There are over 100 ways to screw up ground water and only a few ways to mess up rainwater. Dirty air will do it! You can save some rainwater and get it tested for around $30.
A real cistern in the ground can last 5 years as long as it is sealed correctly. Most above ground tanks will last a few years if nothing is done. If you treat them with chlorine (especially when near empty) they are no problem. Not sure I understand what you mean by pressurize? A pump of course or gravity! You can also use ozone and shock any tank with 27% hydrogen peroxide for a reset back to healthy.