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Old 11-29-2015, 04:25 PM
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Greetings, and thanks to anyone who has an idea here!

I am slowly building a home in the country with my wife. We have started by building a barn. Inside we are building a small apartment to use as we slowly build a home next to the barn. I have a 600 gallon potable water trailer that I fill from our current home and trailer to the barn. I would like to utilize it as our water source until we can have a well installed (with the building of the home) at a later date. Eventually, the water tank will serve to irrigate a small garden and some landscaping at our entrance. My question is this: Can I utilize a shallow well jet pump and pressure tank to distribute water to a small bathroom and sink? I have read the comments regarding the safe keeping of stored water and have an appropriate container for it. I still have not read of anyone else doing this same thing. This is going to be our only water source for some time. I am still unsure what specific device will suck water from a trailer and pump it into a small plumbing system. Any ideas or advice? Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-29-2015, 07:12 PM
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I have a 600 gallon potable water trailer . . . Can I utilize a shallow well jet pump and pressure tank to distribute water to a small bathroom and sink?
You could use the set up that you mention or, here's a simpler option:

* RV style "on demand" pump. Here's a 12v pump example. It includes a demand switch - when you open a faucet or flush the toilet the pressure drop will activate the pump.

Use a garden hose connector on the inlet of the pump and simply drop the end of the supply hose into the tank.

And . . .just to meddle a bit .. . before sinking a bunch of money into a well, you might consider rain harvesting. Here's a rain water harvesting book that we Texan taxpayers have paid for which tells you just about everything you would need to know.
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Old 11-29-2015, 08:37 PM
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Just as Randall said you could put together an RV system. That is what I am doing.
Use a small pressure tank. http://www.sears.com/waterworker-ht-...&blockType=G39
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