Developing Our Off Grid Water System

We are well on our way with our Off-Grid plans for our property.  We’ve designed our gravity water system.  This is a 2 part system.  This is part 1.  Here is a picture of our potable, fresh water spring.  It’s called Kyler’s Spring because he found it and developed it.  It currently gets about 4 gallons per minute.  5760 gallons per day!  THAT is a lot of water. It will be piped down to a ram pump that will pump up to a 1500 gallon tank that will then gravity feed to our house.

Part 2 is developing a weir and dam to harvest some of our creek water.  This water will be our irrigation water and will get piped down to the ram pump and up to a 1500 gallon tank and then gravity fed to all our gardens.  Which WE CAN’T WAIT TO PLANT!  This is a picture of the old cistern on the creek, the water went from the dam to this cistern and then pumped down to the waterfront properties below.  When we bought this property, the water rights came with it!  The waterfront properties abandoned this water system for another one down the road.  This is where we will put the ram pumps.

So, we will have 2

About carishumaker

We are trying to live The Good Life with our 3 kids out in the woods. We strive to be as self reliant as possible, with a great amount of leisure time to Live The Good Life as best as we can. We work hard so we can play hard and want to teach our kids to love life and love people and love learning. This is our journey.
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