Water from the workshop roof feeds into a large tank. On the backside of the tank there is an overflow pipe that runs to a drainage ditch. The outlet pipe seen on the bottom front, underground back beneath the tank & thru the wall into the workshop to a small water pump. The pump feeds three outlets: a spigot, to run a hose to my drill and tile saw (and outside hose watering as well), plus two sinks: one sink inside the shop (I'm replacing the faucets, so you won't see them in the
photo), and another outdoor utility tub style sink next to a potting bench. It works fantastic! 2 problems: 1.) I need better filtration before water enters the tank, (I'm only using a fine mesh paint filer now), and 2.) If I don't cycle water fast enough, algae builds up. I'm told adding chlorine will help, plus blocking sunlight from the tank will help. Would love any additional insight or tips on this. This project wasn't built to look pretty - it's on the back side of the workshop and not visible from the house, the pool or any neighbors.
My tank, along with a water pump, provides water pressure for an indoor sink, an outdoor sink, and a spigot for a hose to feed my water-fed tools (drill and tile saw). Absolutely LOVE it. Need to 1.) improve my filtering process(es) before water enters tank, and 2.) adding clorine to tank when water turn-over is slow to prevent algae growth.
I extended my workshop and added a large water tank to collect rain water. A small pump provides pressure for running water in the utility sink inside my workshop, plus a second utility sink outdoors behind the workshop by my wife's potting bench, plus a spigot inside the shop to run a hose/water to my wet tile saw and water-fed drill press. I'm showing the "public" side of the workshop also so you don't think I'm a total slob, plus the messy, but private, back side of the shop where the water tank and potting bench are located.