Yesterday we had our first rain in over 6 weeks. We knew it was coming but it was a real disappointment. Just a drizzle and not enough to even register in the rain gauge. However.....
Isn't it amazing what you can collect off the roof? Admittedly we have some large roofs and this pipe feeds down out of our enclosed gardens. Imagine if we had put in a collection system 12 years ago but the cost at the time was prohibitive.
This is my uninstalled tank from the potager being repurposed as a collection system. D worked on it 2 days ago after buying a couple of lengths of pipe to tack onto the outfall pipe.
So at breakfast this morning we discussed how to get the water up and over the wall to the gardens. Hand carrying buckets? A yoke with 2 buckets like the milk-maids used to carry? A pump? I think it has to be a pump, don't you?
So today we are off to Callahans to get another tank to replace this one. But for now we are really happy to have 200 gallons of water.
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