First indication of water problems.
The toilet, clogged and leaking a constant flow of water floods the septic system. Using a sludge pump Bobby and Akbar drain the tank. The toilet is repaired, and a close examination of the plumbing begins.
Pictured above is our 10 hp pump.
To the right, Akbar is cutting and moving tree limbs in preparation for the new pump. An assist pump is set up to push the water up the hill to the cistern.
Electrician Niko attempts to assist with pump equipment, making new welds, inserting gauges and and working on valves.
Stripped pump ground valve is unearthed for repair and replacement.
Bonita Willcox Monzingo Pump Company comes out after several visits by Ed Monzingo to analyze pump issues and assist in temporary water flow fixes.
The pump is disconnected from electrical supply
The pump motor cover is set on plywood on the ground.
Pump and first shaft up in the air
Lots of connections are rusted frozen and need welding torch to cut.
Ten foot sections of shaft are on the ground above and to the right. The empty shaft and water pipeline head to the left.
Local backhoe and bulldozer work-digging out tree roots
Prepping area for third greenhouse
(Donations sorely needed to make this project succeed!!)
Pump, Well, and Water issues keep this hot Summer hotter and drier!!