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    There are so many leaks in Corraplata where we live in Los Cerros that it could supply all of Las Terrenas. And yet year after year it runs down the hill in a significant little river

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    Quote Originally Posted by chico bill View Post
    There are so many leaks in Corraplata where we live in Los Cerros that it could supply all of Las Terrenas. And yet year after year it runs down the hill in a significant little river
    Scenarios like that one have always baffled me. Especially with the low cost of labor and pvc. It is truly mind boggling.

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    Build a large capacity cistern.
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    Yea water sellers all have fresh wells in their backyard as they drive from sumping up dirty river water and putting it into your tinaco and cisternas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobraboy View Post
    Build a large capacity cistern.
    Or buy another tinaco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chico bill View Post
    There are so many leaks in Corraplata where we live in Los Cerros that it could supply all of Las Terrenas. And yet year after year it runs down the hill in a significant little river
    And then we're asked to rationalize water usage due to shortage... How about putting all the produced water to use and not throw away the majority...

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh2203 View Post
    And then we're asked to rationalize water usage due to shortage... How about putting all the produced water to use and not throw away the majority...

    If you live in the D.R. buy a 650 gallons tinaco and get a hand made poso. A 60 feet would do the job. In Duarte they charge 200 pesos per foot. 12.000 pesos plus submerging pump 10.000 pesos 1HP , 1350 watts . 3 times 6 inches pressure PVC tubes 19 feet each 4.000 pesos x 3 = 12.000. Installation is included with the poso. If you want to use a cheaper pump buy a half HP water pump trooper 2000 pesos plus 3 half inch pressure PVC tube at 225 pesos each. Best of luck. No water and no light it s he'll to live retired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casino127 View Post
    If you live in the D.R. buy a 650 gallons tinaco and get a hand made poso. A 60 feet would do the job. In Duarte they charge 200 pesos per foot. 12.000 pesos plus submerging pump 10.000 pesos 1HP , 1350 watts . 3 times 6 inches pressure PVC tubes 19 feet each 4.000 pesos x 3 = 12.000. Installation is included with the poso. If you want to use a cheaper pump buy a half HP water pump trooper 2000 pesos plus 3 half inch pressure PVC tube at 225 pesos each. Best of luck. No water and no light it s he'll to live retired.
    What is a hand made poso? Is this different from a drilling truck? How do they do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drperson View Post
    What is a hand made poso? Is this different from a drilling truck? How do they do it?
    Pozo is a well. Either hand dug or by a truck. Using a submersible pump is better because it's harder to steal and you don't have to prime it, but you can also use a 1 hp pump on the surface for a lot less money. Both should pump into a bladder storage tank.

    Downside on the surface pump is you can hear the pump running depending on where you put it, and you may have to prime the pump if there's no electricity for a few hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDJones View Post
    Pozo is a well. Either hand dug or by a truck. Using a submersible pump is better because it's harder to steal and you don't have to prime it, but you can also use a 1 hp pump on the surface for a lot less money. Both should pump into a bladder storage tank.

    Downside on the surface pump is you can hear the pump running depending on where you put it, and you may have to prime the pump if there's no electricity for a few hours.
    I'd pump it into a cistern and then into a bladder tank and tinaco.
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