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Water Softener Alternative

Lakota Water Company is now the Central Texas distributor for a new water treatment product call the Ecoflow Water Conditioner.

While we are most known for our rainwater collection (harvesting) services, many of our rainwater customers have alternative water sources as a backup.  Naturally, they want this secondary source of water to match the quality of their rainwater as closely as possible. Treating the hardness of the backup water supply is one of the primary goals, so most people assume they need a water softener.

The Ecoflow unit is a small canister that replaces the need for a water softener.  It uses a fraction of the storage space and permanently changes hard water through a 3-step process.  It protects appliances from corrosion, removes the need for salt, reduces hard water spotting and scale build-up, and is environmentally friendly!

Visit our Water Treatment Testimonials or the see the last page of the Ecoflow brochure for the latest feedback from our customers.

Solar Power and Rainwater Collection

Being an environmentally-conscious business, Lakota Water Company (LWC) enjoyed the opportunity to incorporate solar energy into one of its large-scale rainwater collection systems.   This property in the Hill Country of Texas included a new home with several outbuildings, pastures, and orchards.  All required a viable source of water.  While the property did have an existing well, its production was extremely limited, often leaving the homeowners and crops without water.

Along with the design and installation of a whole-house use collection system off the roof of the new home, we also utilized the land as a primary collection area for the crops. Targeting the central low point of the property, we created a design which included a liner, excavation, and dike construction of the low area.  This increased the storage capacity to over a million gallons!

With this “pond” collection area being remotely located,  electricity and the conveyance of water to the points of use became the next challenge.  A solar-powered submersible pump capable of providing pressurized water to all points of use was installed.    The property owner is now enjoying great results with his orchard production!

 

 

Rainwater Installation on Rocky, Sloped Terrain

This was one of the more interesting projects for Lakota Water Company.  We contracted to design and install a whole-house use rainwater collection system for a Wimberley, TX home that had a 4,500 sq.ft. roof area.   Rock croppings, trees, and sloping terrain made for a challenging design that required a lot of creativity and experience.  The back of the house had an 1,100-square foot wooden deck running the length of the home.   We envisioned eliminating the home’s deck flooring and installing a 36,000-gallon poured-in-place concrete tank in its place.   The top of the tank became the stained concrete floor of  the home’s new back deck and all collection piping from the home’s gutters fed into this reservoir.  After completion of the rainwater system, the happy homeowner decided to finish out the exterior concrete tank walls with a masonry stone facade matching the existing home.