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Water system down...good drill.

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by CoastRange57, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. CoastRange57

    CoastRange57 Western Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    They have been putting a new water line in my rural residential area. Doing a great job, they got to a valve and had some problem with it, ended up stripping down the valve and caused a "low pressure event" or backflow in our area.

    It went out about 9 this morning and won't be back on for another 4 or so hours. We will be fine, we have drinking water, and extra water in storage, plus 1000 gallons in the irrigation system mainline, and for toilets and other needs. It is just a good drill for a possibility.

    Some people are having some minor issues, but if a major earthquake took out water distribution infrastructure, it would be some major problems. Not for us, but other people probably.
  2. lowly monk

    lowly monk Beaverton, Oregon. Just a guy. Bronze Supporter

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    This is a good lesson. Shelter, Water, Food and protection.
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  3. Oathkeeper1775

    Oathkeeper1775 Coast Range VINCE AUT MORIRE Bronze Supporter

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    Trickle water uphill and into a plastic storage tank, to gravity-feed down is my #1 goal since drilling a new well above the house is currently "out of scope".

    The decision to locate my house uphill from my well was made 21 years before I bought the house.

    I hang onto and fill anything that will hold water.

    It wouldn't be too difficult to make a lime-operated outhouse for the long-haul outages......that would cut down on a large % of water usage.
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