Well this week we had a water shortage. We actually ran out of water! We have a natural spring and we thought the water was running into a pond above our shop up on the mountain side. That pond got very low and caused us to run out of water. Scary? Yes it was! First we moved the pipe leading from the pond to the middle of the pond and then we had water again but the water in the pond should not have been as low as it was.
My husband being the protector of our property that he is, did some investigating and found that we had another reserve. In fact he found 2 reserves cased in cement and the water in those incasements were running off into the pond. We think that the pipes leading from the incased reserve may be blocked or cracked.
Nonetheless he has bypassed the pond and is in the process of directing the natural spring water directly to our house. He has also purchased and placed behind our barn, a 2500 gallon water tank so we can direct the water from the reserve to that tank so that we can actually have a reserve in addition to the oodles of water we really do have.
This is a picture of the tank on our truck. It is huge! So after all that we do have plenty of fresh natural spring water.
I guess the moral to this story is never take water for granted! No matter where it comes from.