- Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:23 am
Hi, Evenwind's solutions deserves your attention. I use either rain water or condensation water from an ac or dehumdifier. This water has a very low tds, but I wonder about metal content or other stuff. So all of my water is run thru a zerowater filter. It does a really nice job, getting the tds down to zero. That gives me a lot of freedom and flexibility with the water for my plants. I do stockpile water as well, using 1/2 or 1 gallon juice/tea bottles to store filtered water for the times that it does not rain or we don't use the ac or dehumidifier. This works well for me and I am now up to nearly 2 gallons of water per day during peak times. The replacement filters can be had on the internet for as low as $10 a piece if you shop around for a deal and buy in quantity. A starter git can run 20-40 bucks. (get the large one to save time and effort) Using low tds water (ac, rain etc) allows the filters to last a long time. If your collection is not huge, give it a try. Just use the lowest tds water you can get, then run thru the zerowater to take it the rest of the way.