As the proof of the pudding is in the eating, so the proof of the rain harvesting is in the drinking.
During the past weekend we made an overnight trip to Tane's Rest to deliver Major Sprite onto the property. To our pleasant surprise, and some relief, we found our three water tanks brimming with 2,500 litres of fresh and clean water and no obvious leaks. The overflow pipe was also full indicating the plumbing is working as designed.
The potable water tank outlet has great pressure so we will have no problem supplying water into the caravan. We may even have to use a pressure reducing valve.
There is one small glitch in the system. The slow release outlet valve for the first flush diverter is not adequately draining the first flush storage chamber, which is remaining full, so we need to find and fit an alternative. Nevertheless, the diverter is doing its job as when we emptied the chamber it had a surprising amount of sludge in it that thankfully is not in the tanks.
Our rain harvesting system works a treat - PHEW !!
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Uawa County existed for 45 years from 1 December 1918 to 1 April 1964 before merging with Cook County. Click on the map to download a copy.