Project: Living Waters
Posted by Claire Coleman over 11 years ago
... Rain has pretty much stopped the machinery in its tracks now however.... It was Living Waters alright .... great for testing out the new drains!! And they were good! The rammed earth fire tank is about 90,000L, with 50 dedicated to fire and the rest will be available for the garden - so that will allow a lot more production. The tank itself looks beautiful standing in the forest, emerging from the ground as it does looking like it was always there! And it should be pretty fire proof.
We have built another double one to harvest water from the roof of our community building... and it will serve as a foundation for the toilets and showers for that... in due course!
The irrigation water will come in handy as where we are putting the hard stand for the stand pipe, a lot of trees came down, and we have now planted out a foresty orchard on contour in a well drained and kykuyu free space! Not many of those in the south west!! Not that we can really compare with what was there...
Now on to the more boring things like pipework and plumbing it all in! And getting the shire in to see how we're going... hopefully they are on side and looking forward to more rates so wont give us a hard time about the roads! Otherwise it will be after Christmas before we can move machinery around and complete all that.... if we have a usual winter/spring!
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