Due to the current drought and the great effort one has to go to here to get water to ones farm we have had to come up with a good plan and an underground network of pipes to get water to all areas of the farm. Bobs has some awesome drawings of this network that he has planned.
An important aspect to this project is rain water harvesting. We have four large roof areas that can be used. To start off the project we have recently acquired two 5000 litre tanks which will start collecting water from our carport.
These we bought from Rototank in Gauteng as the price was good, the quality and guarantee exceeded those available here and of course the most important to me is the colour was right 🙂
These tanks will supply water to the kennels and the chickens as well as to the farm workers area for showering etc. It will also connect into the network leading to our reservoir should there be excess rains (hopeful). Our next step will be to lead water run off from the cottage onto the carport roof where it will run into this system. Water from our house roof and the other small house roof will be channeled directly into the reservoir.
This system will run separately to our existing borehole network.
One small step leads to the next and before we know it we will have our system in place. Now to get the rain……..