Water at the Ranch


Water at the Ranch

by rdpecken on Sep.16, 2013, under Water System

It has become increasingly difficult to get the water man out to deliver water to the LittleHouse. Due to health issues, he is not able to serve as many customers as he had previously.

Our solution for this was to equip ourselves with the equipment to haul our own water.  Primarily, this comes in the form of a 210 gallon water tank to fit in the back of our pickup. We purchased this from Tank N Barrel, in Apache Junction, AZ.

We fitted the tank with a shutoff valve and a filter. It hooks up with a 3/4″ hose to a pump we purchased at Harbor Freight.

We get our water from a public standpipe in Seligman. It costs 75 cents to fill the 210 gallon tank nearly full, and takes less than 10 minutes at the coin operated standpipe. Once we got back to the Ranch, it takes about 20 minutes to transfer the water from the small tank to our 2200 gallon main tank.

It’s not ideal, but at least it puts our fate in our own hands a little more. We also have a couple of shared wells in the Ranch development that we can access, if necessary, but they are not as convenient as the Seligman well. 

Pumping water to our big tank

1 comment for this entry (from previous blog site):
Dave and Linda Modahl

Randy, if you ever need more water then the 200 gallon you haul in there, let us know. We can haul in about 1,000 gallons for you if you need it, with the tanks we keep on our flatbed. Dave did it for the Warner’s recently, Jim paid Dave $60.00 for his time, it worked!


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