Thursday, January 3, 2013

Bad Water

Well yesterday I went to the USDA office in town, and asked to look at a geological map that shows how deep the water table is, and what kind of stone is you have to go through to get to it. When I first walked in to ask about looking at one of these maps, and when asked why I simply said "I am building a off grid log house, and I am wanting to drill a well for my own use". At that point the ladies there in the office were looking at me like was a mad man or something, "What do you have against county water?" asked one of the ladies. "I just don't like my water tasting like pool water." I replied.

 After a few minutes, they finally found a geological map, but I think it's the first time in years that those maps have seen the light of day (judging by all the dust that was on them). When we found the farm, it said that the water table was around 360 to 380 feet down (and with that map being almost 45 years old it might be deeper),the stone was Warshaw Limestone, and that the water was Sulfur water. :(

So with that being said, I won't be drilling/digging a well, so I am going to have to figure out a better source of clean water. Right now I am looking at different designs for a rain catch system that will clean the water of any contaminants.

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