Saturday July 8, 2023 Guerneville CA.
I dug out the inlet so all this collection area sloped towards the green outlet screen. The bottom is mostly rocks and clay dirt and I added a bit more clay to the bottom to help seal things off, although, because there is so much clay already in this hole, the seal is already very good and doesn’t leak any water.
Stainless steel screen
The spring water is flowing into that green gutter down spout pipe screen and now needs the kitchen stainless steel strainer installed on the top of the green screen and pushed into the clay bottom a bit to seal it off.
Screen and rocks
Pile of rocks
I’m moving this pile of rocks to the spring tap on the left, not far from the pile. The rocks provide cracks for the water to flow through to get to the outlet and prevent critters and things from getting into the spring tap, for a sanitary water tap.
Sealing it up with chicken feed bags
The next step is to cover it all up with some plastic chicken feed sacks, overlapping them like shingles. Then I started covering the plastic bags up with dirt and rocks to keep the sun off the plastic bags so they last a long time.
All sealed up
I have a bit of tidying up to do and I’ll be all finished with this spring tap. And then I need to put all the video clips I made of the tapping together for a YouTube Video on spring tapping.