What About Water for Your Homestead?

Making sure you have adequate water for your homestead is different than in the city. You’ll need to provide good clean water for your garden, farm crops and livestock as well as for your home. Do you have a good well, nearby pond, spring or river?

The November/December 2013, (Issue #144), “Backwoods Home Magazine” features an excellent article by Patrice Lewis on this subject. She recounts her own family’s experiences and talks about the three primary sources for water–rainfall, groundwater, and surface water.

Below is an excerpt of the article and a link where you can read the whole thing. Below that are a couple of additional resources to look into.

Homestead water

By Patrice Lewis

It is the most necessary of homestead requirements: water. It is literally a make-or-break resource.

There are some parts of our country blessed with an abundant and never-ending supply of water. These areas receive plentiful rainfall and/or have springs or other groundwater sources that never fail. To those homesteaders fortunate enough to live in such places, congratulations.

Read the whole article here:

Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine.
http://www.backwoodshome.com (541)247-8900.

Other Resources

For further reading get The Home Water Supply.

Find products for water filtration, purification and storage from companies shown on the Water Filtration and Purification page in the Prep Mart.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.