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RogerDuMond
29 minutes ago, Woolf said:

Yes, as I said, except for instances of sever drought like you had last year and heavy population usage, the aquifers are separated from the salt water intrusion, but we are getting away from the main point of the topic.

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Jester

Not my house I only show up for a month or 2 every year or so! Not my money,  wifes money,  she earns it and can spend it as she wishes.  I don;t like to see her make mistakes when she does things.  Would be nice to take a shower instead of washing up out of a pan of water when I am here.  When in Roam.

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16 minutes ago, RogerDuMond said:

Yes, as I said, except for instances of sever drought like you had last year and heavy population usage, the aquifers are separated from the salt water intrusion, but we are getting away from the main point of the topic.

That really depends. If the aquifer flows into the ocean at some point, the flow can be reversed such that salt water flows back into the aquifer. I used to live in Lake Point, Utah, which is close to the Great Salt Lake. Every home in the town had a well. At one point, the county allowed a development company to drill a couple a high volume wells far up the slope The aquifers ran along parallel to the same slope. When they started pumping too much water high in the aquifer, salt water from the lake entered the aquifer, contaminating several wells lower on the slope with salt water.

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Paddy

I have finally found a competent handyman who does neat work, reads the instructions, listens to me and can turn his hand to most jobs. 

He and I were the ones who fixed the water system in our new place (pressurized water when the power is on, gravity fed during brownouts - fully automatic switch overs). Our well drilling “plumbers” had no clue (including failing to install a ball valve in the storage tank even though the word “automatic” had been used). 

Here in our village, some 15-20 years ago “someone” knew what they were doing - but they must have moved!! There are 3 wells in the barrio between 80 and 100 feet deep. No one seems to be able to do more than 40-60 feet anymore (and in most places that’s just not deep enough). Of course, since whoever it was moved, no one has been able to keep the pumps maintained either (I tried once using local resources). 

There have been multiple attempts to pipe water from the bukid. The latest using a substantial pipe. Sadly, the water supply is still hit and miss. 

I am getting less embarrassed when I am washing the car (with a hose) while folks are lining up at a stand pipe a few meters away to fill their containers one drip at a time. They know I have provided several wells and have tried to fix pumps. 

The village needs a properly sized system (like mine). I doubt I’ll be around to see it launched!!

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Jester
1 hour ago, Paddy said:

I have finally found a competent handyman who does neat work, reads the instructions, listens to me and can turn his hand to most jobs. 

He and I were the ones who fixed the water system in our new place (pressurized water when the power is on, gravity fed during brownouts - fully automatic switch overs). Our well drilling “plumbers” had no clue (including failing to install a ball valve in the storage tank even though the word “automatic” had been used). 

Here in our village, some 15-20 years ago “someone” knew what they were doing - but they must have moved!! There are 3 wells in the barrio between 80 and 100 feet deep. No one seems to be able to do more than 40-60 feet anymore (and in most places that’s just not deep enough). Of course, since whoever it was moved, no one has been able to keep the pumps maintained either (I tried once using local resources). 

There have been multiple attempts to pipe water from the bukid. The latest using a substantial pipe. Sadly, the water supply is still hit and miss. 

I am getting less embarrassed when I am washing the car (with a hose) while folks are lining up at a stand pipe a few meters away to fill their containers one drip at a time. They know I have provided several wells and have tried to fix pumps. 

The village needs a properly sized system (like mine). I doubt I’ll be around to see it launched!!

KKeep in mind when they get their act together with water, sewer and electric,clen up the air, fix the roads and install traffic control.  Prices of everything will go up 10 fold!

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Daddle
5 hours ago, Jester said:

KKeep in mind when they get their act together with water, sewer and electric,clen up the air, fix the roads and install traffic control.  Prices of everything will go up 10 fold!

Not going to happen. No need. Reminds me of this:

"Why did God give these islands to the filipino? Because nobody else could survive here."

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hyaku
21 hours ago, Jester said:

I tried, I really did.  Will not go for a well, even though I am the one willing to pay for it.  A cistrin is out of the question for some reason will not work here and someone will put something in it.   

With what little water they have I am washing my hands of it,  they can all go without washing and die of thirst as far as I care,  too damn frustrating.

Thanks for all the input and ideas, greatly appreciated.

Pop into Brodeth and look at the smaller sets they have. Apart from that you need to build or buy a tank that will be gravity fed. You are welcome to come and look at mine. Plumbed it in myself.

 

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5 hours ago, hyaku said:

Pop into Brodeth and look at the smaller sets they have. Apart from that you need to build or buy a tank that will be gravity fed. You are welcome to come and look at mine. Plumbed it in myself.

 

 

Thanks for the offer but I have washed my hands of this one.  They must be happy with the way things are so I'll let them be happy.

Let me know when you head into Naval and I will buy that coffee I owe you.

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SkyMan
On 4/21/2019 at 8:41 PM, Paddy said:

I am getting less embarrassed when I am washing the car (with a hose) while folks are lining up at a stand pipe a few meters away to fill their containers one drip at a time. They know I have provided several wells and have tried to fix pumps. 

Reminds me of the day they were first setting up the drilling equipment on my property.  A group of people from down the hill from us were sitting on the grass watching, they had been on the hike up the hill to the MCWD reservoir to fill their containers.  It was as if they were expecting water to come right out that day.  8 months later...

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Paddy
1 hour ago, SkyMan said:

  8 months later...

Well, if you will drill through a mountain...

By the way, how confident were you, before you started, that you’d actually strike water?

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36 minutes ago, Paddy said:

Well, if you will drill through a mountain...

By the way, how confident were you, before you started, that you’d actually strike water?

Kinda sorta?  You pays your money and you takes your chances.  Our nearest neighbor was about 200 meters along the same ridgeline.  Their well had been fine for 10 years already.  We had 180ft to water then about 15 more for headroom.

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