Jun. 1, 2017

Getting water

The property we live on does not have running water. 99% of the residents in the area don't have running water. We have three options, the water hose from the city well, which has a sign posted that you must boil your water for 2 minutes as fecal bacteria have been found in the well, um, no thank you... Go to American creek and set up the water pump, siphoning water from the creek into your water storage jugs, then hauling it all back home and hoping nobody dumped anything nasty in the river upstream from you or go seven miles out and there's a fresh water spring coming straight out of the mountainside that you can fill your jugs up right there. So we opt for option 3 for now, until everything freezes over, then we'll have to revert to option 1, which is just gross...