A trickling stream which percolates it’s way down the mountain behind us brings water to our house. On occasion, usually after a big rain, the water stops coming, with no warning other than a longer than usual straining pump noise. Come along for the fun of fixin’ the faucet!
Our “spring box” where the water from up the mountain is collected.
Further up the hill is the overflow indicating the pipe is clogged with small rocks and gravel.
Pulling the pipe off to clear it out.
Putting the pipes back together after cleaning them out.
Once the pipes are clear we get good flow. Salamanders in the first filter!
Checking the flow into the settling tank.
Good flow now that everything is cleaned out.
The water from the settling tank flows into the storage cistern.
Now we just have to clean the filters down at the house and we are good to go until the next storm.