posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 08:05 PM
reply to post by Gazrok
I've looked at my pump, and I think I could rig a back wheel of a bicycle to operate the pump without having to use electricity. Might take me a few
hours to make it operational, but once it was hooked up, we could take turns riding long enough to build up pressure in the well tank. I've also
considered getting rid of the pressurized tank and making an elevated cistern instead. If the power was out long-term, I would probably switch to the
Also, my well water would only be for drinking, we could use the pool and pond water for bathing and washing dishes.
Speaking of Florida water, our Lake Jackson is totally drained out to the last drop now. This hasn't happened in about 50 years or more, and I'm
not sure it has ever been 100% dry. The weird thing is we had 10 straight days with heavy rains right before the bottom dropped out of the lake?
I've also noticed a bunch of smaller ponds completely dry. My runoff pond is still at average levels, but the aquifer must be at a record low. I'm
going to post a thread about Lake Jackson in a little bit, it is bizarre.