WATER COLLECTION/FERRO CEMENT TANK BUILDING WORKSHOP
Time: 10am - 4 pm
Cost: $35 per person
Workshop will cover Ferro-cement thin shell tank. Ferro-cement is a 1" thick shell that is flexible and therefore crack proof. It’s a great do-it-yourself medium. We will be waterproofing and decorating an existing 400 gallon tank and building a new, 1000 gallon tank.
Why collect water?
It doesn't cost anything and is free of the chemicals used in city water supplies.
Have water in times of low rainfall/drought.
Rain is living water, and plants respond better than when you use city water.
Locating the tank - where to place to meet your needs
Shaping and tying the still matrix.
Plastering with 9 sack fiber mud.
Waterproofing with Thoroseal
Decorative finish applied to exterior
Keeping stored water pure