[Homestead] [BULK] Re: Farm Update
cayadopi at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 8 13:46:16 EDT 2009
River water, ughhh. Although after Hurricane Andrew, we resorted to bathing in the local canal - that is until we saw dead cows and other animals that had been blowing into the canals floating by.......
Our well wasn't dry, and after we got a generator we were able to get water up, which we treated the drinking portion with a few drops of chlorine for the first few weeks just in case there was any kind of groundwater problem with the storm surge. We stopped though and didn't get sick.
Is it possible a neighbor with a good well would let you pull water up and accept payment in terms of kilowatts used on the meter from begin to end pumping.. and then multiplied times the kW rate on the bill?
.50 a gallon is outrageous....
500gal x .50 = $250......... I know I was pulling up a lot more in terms of gallong than that per DAY during the hottest part of the summer and my impact on the electric bill per MONTH was way way less than that !
From: Sage Austin | Eureka! Design <eureka at hctc.net>
To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
Sent: Thu, October 8, 2009 1:25:14 PM
Subject: Re: [Homestead] [BULK] Re: Farm Update
We were thinking about getting a small tank for the back of our small
farm truck and hauling water to the larger tank from friends. We don't
have a trailer. We can buy it from the municipality north of us but it's
.50/gal ouch! Even hitting up a variety of friends I fear we will wear
out our welcome. Supposedly, the river authority is 'looking the other
way' when households without water draw from the river without a permit.
But that water is pretty skanky, full of bacteria, dead organisms, etc,
and as more of us lose our wells I fear it's becoming a detriment to the
If you do get a chance to ask them, also see what they are paying per
gallon if they are being charged for it. I'm curious as to going rates.
> What I've seen out here is people have large plastic tanks on a trailer. Looks like they drive somewhere to get water and then haul it back. >From where? Don't know. If I spot the neighbor I'll ask, as I heard before they put a well in that is what they did.
> Anyone out there having water delivered in lieu of a well?
> From: Sage Austin | Eureka! Design eureka at hctc..net
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