Thursday September 7, 2017 Guerneville CA.
A ride up the hill
I could hear the light drizzle as I woke up this morning so I didn’t bother getting up for a couple extra hours. But I finally did and decided to ride the quad runner up the hill to check out how our spring water was doing.
The drizzle had stopped but it was a fairly overcast day making it look a bit gloomy.
Half full tanks
Measured the water
That’s where the water lines that fed the spring water to the tanks comes into this valve network. I’m able to turn the valves so I can measure the spring outputs. I do this by measuring the time it takes the water to fill the one gallon paint can. It took 12 seconds to fill so that means there’s five gallons a minute coming down the pipes to the tanks or 300 gallons an hour which is a respectable amount of water.
The water is used to supply five houses and my brother uses the water to water his vegetables. With the tanks only at about half full, I think he needs to reduce his spring water usage a bit.
On up the hill
Armstrong Valley Farm Garden
From there I went on home and took it easy for the rest of the day.