|It's the end of autumn (fall) in the southern hemisphere, and it has been a long, hot dry summer and autumn in Melbourne.|
Despite this, I have been able to comfortably provide my 5 above ground Ecobeds, inground Ecobed and 8 Ecobins with water exclusively from my rainwater tanks (7500 litres capacity).
I hope I will never need to use town water since it is treated with chlorine and fluorine salts. There is a risk they would build up in the soil degrading it and eventually killing off some of the microorganisms and worms.
This triple bed arrangement (photo) allows me to experiment a little.
The water tanks are only 500mm wide so there are gaps between them of 320mm (230mm at the ends). I know from previous experience that the tank water rises upwards and outwards, but I wanted to know:-