There are still unresolved mysteries in the property’s water situation. While digging in the yard, we broke a PVC pipe that started gushing water under pressure. It’s pretty clear that it comes off the main water line; however, I followed it out some ways, and it just ends. There’s also a spigot—dry, or at the least plugged—way out in the middle of the field, over a hundred meters from anything else. Pipes from the original system—a gravity-pressured system fed by a tank on a tower in that back of the house—are still buried in the back yard. But after a year, and gallons of bleach, and two cartridge filters and a UV filter, I’m pretty confident that we have pure, potable, non-stinky water and reasonable wastewater disposal.
Unfortunately, I need to update this.
We have a hint about the dry spigot in the middle of the field. As I was walking to the house from the excavation for the barn, I saw this:
|Les jeux d'eau de la ville d'Umpqua, part deux|
It gets worse, though. I continue to find the effects of the torrential rains we received a couple of nights ago--Roseburg airport got 3.5 inches, another place near here got four inches. Last night, I noticed that our house water was turning a little turbid, and smelled a little like dirt. I checked what the well was producing and found this:
|Clearly a problem|
The saga continues...