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    Quote Originally Posted by Fryster View Post
    50 and 68 for a gallon of distilled water?!?!

    I have two different local grocery stores that only charge 29 and 39 per gallon.
    wow..you guys are lucky!
    I have never seen it for less than 99 a gallon!
    but I only buy about 5 gallons a year (this time of year, before I set up the rain collector)
    so its not too bad..

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    Scot... w're in NY State! Yeah, I do snow and rain and distilled water. I have plastic tubs out there to collect the snow and rain. We have an ample supply of snow in the Buffalo area! Same with Rochester!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    Scot... w're in NY State! Yeah, I do snow and rain and distilled water. I have plastic tubs out there to collect the snow and rain. We have an ample supply of snow in the Buffalo area! Same with Rochester!
    yeah..gotta love NY!
    I knew lots of things were more expensive here, but I never knew even WATER is more expensive here! shouldnt be surprised though..

    Jim,
    how is "the big storm" looking out your way so far?
    we only have 2" on the ground so far..nothing major yet.

    Scot

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    Snow is very useful for topping up the water supplies.

    I usually cram as much snow as possible into my water butts if we get snow in February or March.

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    Anna,

    Once you have collected enough snow and it has turned to water, it's a good idea to use a coffee filter when pouring the melted snow water into a container. Just place a funnel over the mouth of your container and put a coffee filter inside the funnel.(Hope I explained this right?) This way you will be able to filter out any dirt that may have come into contact with the snow! Hope this helps!

    Giovanni

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    I used lots of hail works great and my dad's spa that he has not used yet nor filled with water filled up from the cover that came off so I have like 50 gallons of rain water Before winter is over get as much water as you can find those gallon plastic jugs in the recycle.

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    Hi All:

    Thanks to everyone for their comments and idea's. Right now in Erie, PA we have 12" of snow on the ground with more on the way. Its going to be one of those storms where you start to run out room to put the snow. I should have lots of snow water to last me well into the summer.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottychaos View Post
    yeah..gotta love NY!
    I knew lots of things were more expensive here, but I never knew even WATER is more expensive here! shouldnt be surprised though..

    Jim,
    how is "the big storm" looking out your way so far?
    we only have 2" on the ground so far..nothing major yet.

    Scot
    I don't know the total that fell, but last night at work I read that 6.4" had fallen. So maybe we received a few inches more since then. It's still snowing.

    Great idea about using a coffee filter, if it can be held in place.

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