Need help with water sourcing

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Need help with water sourcing

Postby Myawesomelife » 03 Oct 2016 09:51

I am on a rental farm and need help figuring out how to get water without using electric or other purchased fuels. The well here is 220 feet deep. The landlord is not concerned about the power going off. I purchased one of those well "buckets" that supposedly slide down the well casing, but my problem is that I have no idea where the water is in relation to the top of the casing. I also can't do any discovery because it is not my property.
The only surface water at all close to the house is about an 1/8 mile down the road and is a drainage ditch that is used by cattle, etc. Yuck!
I am a single woman, 60 plus. Not strong anymore. On my own. Quite scared about the water issue. Any help would be enormously appreciated. Thanks and God bless.
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Re: Need help with water sourcing

Postby kmussack » 03 Oct 2016 11:01

Rain barrels?
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Re: Need help with water sourcing

Postby Generation 2 » 03 Oct 2016 18:13

Seed for thought:

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Re: Need help with water sourcing

Postby Generation 2 » 03 Oct 2016 18:18

You mentioned a well. This might be an option:

http://flojak.com/earthstraw-code-red-pumps/
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Re: Need help with water sourcing

Postby mosby's men » 04 Oct 2016 14:49

fill some barrels NOW from your well , while you figure out what to do next
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Postby mosby's men » 04 Oct 2016 15:12

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Re: Need help with water sourcing

Postby Kolt » 04 Oct 2016 17:00

Here are some options:

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=solar+power+well+pump&ia=web

I'm not sure how much you'd want to spend considering it in not your property.

I'd also be wary of the landlord/owner possibly asking you to move on if times got rough. A lease is only as good as the authorities that can enforce it.

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Re: Need help with water sourcing

Postby Joe » 05 Oct 2016 08:57

Kolt wrote:A lease is only as good as the authorities that can enforce it.

Take care,
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Some of those options involve the authority of the renter and posession being 9/10's of the law...
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