sooooo...the nice summer weather is finally here and this means that while the rest of the world is happy...we at SAINTS are now on STRICT water restrictions.
the folks at Allied Water are GREAT...they just filled up all of our tanks in anticipation of no water REALLY soon...and they donated the first fill up...5000 gallons...$386 for the very first week when the well runs dry and we have no water here anymore.
almost $400 a week for water from now until october is pretty much going to kill us so everyone has to be on exactly the same page...every single drop is important...every single drop costs money so be careful in all that we do.
.....NO BIG LINENS or rugs or quilts or thick things are to be used....every single peice of linen adds up to many mountains of laundry to put thru. if the linens can be shaken out, refolded and used again, then we need to re-use them. if you see someone putting out inappropriate linens or tossing stuff in the laundry that might be ok for another day..please remind them that we are on STRICT WATER RESTRICTIONS and have to use extra care.
.....NEVER abandon a bucket or bowl that is being filled by a hose or in a sink..stand there and watch it fill...wasting water down the drain from unwatched buckets and bowls overflowing is now CRIMINAL ACTIVITY.,,,and if you come across an unattended bucket or bowl being filled in the sink or by a hose...stand there and watch it and turn it off the second that it is full...and remind the criminal water waster that all flowing water MUST be watched.
rotate and recycle water....take all of the partially filled buckets and bowls and pour them into one bucket to be used for the day...rotate which bucket has the recycled water so each animal area takes turns getting fresh water each day...this is especially true at the barns...use czars bucket for recylced water one day...switch over to ziggy the next, move over to dixie and then gideon, and then the sheep or use it to refill the outside water troughs...don't be a water wasting glutton and just toss it all out. when water is too messed up to be used again...use it to water the pasture grass or the flowers..the gravel will survive with no water at all.
AND DO NOT USE THE WATER TAPS OUT IN THE BARNS>>>ONCE WE ARE ON WATER TANKS>>THE BARN HAS ITS OWN TANKS AND PUMP TOTALLY SEPARATE FROM THE HOUSE AND ALL WATER COMES FROM THOSE BARN WATER TANKS HOSE.
and finally..if able to collect up water at home and bring it here in milk jugs..or if able slip up here during the week and take a couple of loads of laundry home...THAT IS A HUGE HELP.
IF WE DO RUN OUT OF WATER TURN OFF THE BREAKER TO THE WATER PUMP IMMEDIATELY OR WE WILL BURN OUT THE PUMP AND WE DON"T HAVE THE THOUSAND DOLLARS TO BUY AND INSTALL A NEW ONE.
running out of water here totally...TOTALLY....SUCKS....SUCKS....SUCKS!
we ALL need to be complete water freaks...if i am having to put up with god damn 2 inch baths for the next 12-16 weeks...we can all pull together and uses the absolute minimal amount of water here to keep our costs down as much as we can.
ok pre-out-of-water freakout is now mostly done....for now.