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Rainwater Catchment System

Parts delivery from JTI Supply of Albany- the trailer can't get down to the building..... But the tanks will...they'll get there in a hurry without assistance. There is another way- Sisyphus assists a tank down the hill in reverse. The collection tank has a solar powered pump that needs protection from freezing- so it will be partly underground.
The trenchline paths were mowed, but only after USFWS surveys indicated no Fender's Blue habitat. Jim learning to run a new trencher and yes, it's raining. Jerry and trencher approach the finish line, nearly 900 ft! Right away rain fills the collection tank through impromptu piping- it also filled the trenches!
In a few spots, hand trenching was necessary. Excess rain and overflow will percolate out this drainpipe, now being buried. Crescent Valley high school volunteers helped bury most of the pipelines- much of the clay-like soil had hardened nearly to stone. The upper storage tank approaches its home. The high schoolers also leveled and positioned the tank just a week later.
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