We take our water directly from Five Day Creek.
It is clean enough to drink but we filter the drinking water anyway. It is about 200 meters from the cabin to the creek.
About every two weeks we must fill up the 3500 liter tank. The petrol powered pump is not connected permanently so it has to be taken down to the creek and be connected to the hoses stored there. The reason for not having a permanent connection is that flooding in the summer would wash it away.
Checking the oil and filling up the fuel tank of the pump.
Down at the creek it is time to connect all the hoses
All clear at the tank!
Filling up the tank takes about 45 minutes of pumping at full throttle. The sound of pumps going can be heard on a regular basis from all properties.
We use an old T-shirt to filter away any debris from the pump. After 3 days or so the sludge is at the bottom of the tank and the water is clear.
When the tank is full everything is disconnected and taken away.
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