I’m surprised that it has taken me this long to do a post regarding water. As regular readers will know, early on, we drilled 5 test holes for a well and came up dry 4 times. The fifth time the water was so icky (technical word for sure) that we would have had to treat the heck out of it for it to be drinkable and usable. So we got a small tank from Hold On Industries and put it into our mechanical room. We then bought a smaller tank that fits in a quarter or half ton and spent a while hauling water. You can’t beat the price ($1.50/fill – tank needed 3 loads/week) and the location (about 6 miles south of here) but hauling in the winter is a cold miserable job and hauling with muddy roads and driveway can be dicey. So when the chance came to be part of the Highway 41 water utility we signed on. The initlal down payment was very reasonable and we had good hopes of being in the first wave as we are fairly near to some acerages but alas we were 1400m from our nearest line and 1200m was the cut off. So we waited a full year and eventually they came back. The weather last year wasn’t all that conducive and they would get one component done and then we would wait for the next company to come along and do their part. So early winter we got our curbside service in place and then in December we passed our pressure test. Following that we waited for the meter man to come and install the meter and the attachments for that. The final wait was for the plumber to do the work between the tank and the meter and then voila – no more hauling water.
Well it seemed simple enough and it worked out fairly well – easy to say when we haven’t had recieved our final bill for the installation nor our first water bill!
This picture shows the water line into the holding tank.
This is the meter and necessary attachments – don’t ask me what they all are. Not impressed with the extension cord to run it all though – guess I’d better get my electrician to fix that up as it is right in front of the door to the cold storage room.
So here is a quick blog update and it didn’t take me all evening to do it! Of course it is only one paragraph and two pictures!
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