How do you collect the water?

I have a few 5g water cooler jugs. In the picture below, you can see the RO/DI tubing going into the rear jug. Once full, I move the output tubing to the next jug, and reset my timer. Each jug has a cap, which I snap back on the bottle to keep the RO/DI water pure. Open containers allow dust and other particulates to pollute the water. RO/DI water is like a magnet, attracting anything it can. Keep your containers sealed. From time to time, test the TDS of the water in the container to make
sure the bottles are still clean. Containers may grow slime within them due to ambient lighting, improper storage, putting dirty pumps in them, or using them to mix saltwater.

If you need to clean your holding containers, use 10:1 bleach water. Rinse them very well, and then air them out for 24 hours. They should be ready to use now. Once the container is full again, test the TDS to make sure the reading is low or zero. I've never had to rinse out the 5g jugs because I always keep them capped - even when empty.

I set a timer to remind me to turn off the water once the jugs are full. This is very important if you want your floors to remain dry. Depending on the time of year, you will probably need to adjust the total minutes to match production rates. For me, it takes 80 to 85 minutes to make 5g of water in the winter, but only 55 minutes in the summer. The main reason for this is water temperature. The colder the water, the longer it can take.

Keep the timer near you. It won't do you any good if you can't hear it when it goes off!