Source of water

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Source of water

Postby kedamono » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:09 pm

Don't forget, every house and apartment has at least 30 gallons of water in hot water heater tank. (Sorry green folks, your tankless water heater kind of screws you here.) On average, most folks have between 50 to 80 gallons of water in the hot water heater. The trick is getting that water out. With the water mains severed, there's no water pressure to push the water from the tank to a faucet. So you'll have to attach a hose to the dump valve and use that to get the water out.
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Re: Source of water

Postby Enkeli » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:53 pm

Sources of water would be the first thing needed to arrange once people were out of the shock of being ripped from their normal world and thrown into weird space. Rationing what water can be found in all forms including the back tanks of toilets as they hold a few gallons on average and unless you use the sanitizer discs in them the water is just the same as the water that comes from your tap.

Designing a cistern system and eventually figuring out a water recycling system would be part of the whole survival bit on a small zero plot. There wouldn't really be space for a reservoir like on your mile sized plot :(
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Re: Source of water

Postby Enkeli » Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:08 pm

It might be wise to provide some limited water source on the original plot that can tide whoever is stuck there until they find a more permanent solution. Just to keep them from giving up or getting angry at the GM from the very first session.  Like an old rain barrel, a small water tower, or even a cistern system. Anything that would provide limited amount of water to hold them over until they could devise a more permanent solution.

Also a shallow well with small underground pool if the zero plot is deep enough.
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Re: Source of water

Postby ArmySGT » Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:56 pm

You could be the lucky plot that had a swimming pool (above or below), a hot tub, or had rain collecting barrels....... maybe the small percentage of urban farmers that had a green house aquaponics set up.....
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Re: Source of water

Postby Enkeli » Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:31 am

The encounter I ran for AnCon had a small pond on the plot and a small supply of beverages. It was a section of an amusement park. So water wasn't an immediate problem, although that small pond would never be enough for very long.

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