Friday, August 25, 2017

a friday night film


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9 comments:

John Wells said...

Topped off one of my creek tanks after a perfect afternoon storm. When I get a fast half inch of rain, this arroyo will run for over an hour. Pumped 1,800 gallons in about 35 minutes. Although the water looks a little murky, it settles out and runs clear in about 3 weeks. The particulate is so fine that this tank has been filled 7 times this way and there is less than a quarter inch of sediment in the bottom. I use this water for everything but drinking...although Ben doesn't mind drinking it. Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Artist: http://incompetech.com

Billy ray said...

How much capacity do you have, and how much do you currently hold? I see several tanks around your property.

Sam Finn said...

I would've thought there would have been A LOT MORE sediment.

John Wells said...

Billy ray....my total storage capacity is 22,000 gallons. I am pretty close to being full now.

Margery Bills said...

Terrific. You need another big tank or two and another pump or two. Then you could take lotsa showers or have a small exercise pool or give Ben a scrub down or something. Maybe you could sell some water for emergencies.

Margery Bills said...

Everyone here is bracing for the hurricane, flooding, possible power outages, possible tornado. The place is filled with people from Houston, Corpus Christi, and Port Aransas. Places are sold out of water, gas, flashlights, portable radios, and so on. W a i t i n g......

Ronald Mahan said...

Margery - I have not observed any larger water storage facilities - than those owned by John Wells - on the Terlingua Ranch. Don (my brother) and I used to take ranch tours photographing these private water catchment & water storage facilities - and used that information to publicize how the construction of these facilities was progressing on the ranch. After we saw 100 systems built - which was our MANY TINJAS HUNT CLUB objective - we quit looking. We did that to help ranch wildlife - which had a serious water deficit - after all the ranch water systems for cattle were removed or abandoned. It is great to see that John also shares his rainwater with the ranch wildlife! And with that much water storage - said to be 22,000 gallons - he could probably also water a few more Longhorn cattle. But feeding them that nice alfalfa hay - would get very costly!

WhyR said...

Margery: I hear the concern in your voice. please keep us posted on what's going on with you and around you.

koi seo said...

I hope George shows up before it's all gone.
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