Friday, July 20, 2007

Water – source of life

Our first project for our farm and what I think is the most important to consider is water source. Our location is blessed because we have a shallow water table, less than 20 feet. We used two 20 feet pipes to get fresher water, with a low TDS (total dissolved solids) reading. The locals are actually drinking deep well water for years now.

We installed a one horse power pump to suck the water up. The water is then stored in the small pressure tank and then distributed with a piping system around the farm. We then built a house for our pump to protect it from the sun’s heat and rain. The house will also serve as our tool shed (more on the tool shed soon).

We like to think of our pump as the heart of our farm and the water it supplies as blood, running through its veins – the pipes.

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