A little update on the vineyard property in Oregon.
We found water! This is big news. Very important. One of the last missing pieces to this crazy puzzle I'm trying to put together.
We need water to build a house. Apparently no one will give you a mortgage loan without water. Imagine that?
We need water to irrigate a vineyard. And even though that is a whole separate permit process, we know the water is there.
What a huge relief. We can now move forward.
See, right there, between those trees, that's where the geyser was found. The voodoo rods were right. After everything was bulldozed in that area, the rods pulled even stronger, indicating water was right under us. Again, insert twilight zone music here.
Oh here's a better view of the area. Somewhere around that mud, is now a well with a cap awaiting my water usage demands.
Let's see, my two hour hot showers, the invigorating baths, the loads and loads of laundry I have since everyone around my house seems to wear their clothing for about 4.2 seconds and then deposits them in the laundry basket.
With only a slight poke in the ground of 120 feet (we were prepared to dig 300-400 feet) we were able to tap into the water table at a flow rate of 30 gallons per minute.
Yahoo! That is a good, good rate of water streaming into my home that is yet to be built. Or my vineyard that has yet to be planted.
The best part is the water was pretty clean; about 120 Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) in parts per million (PPM).
I couldn't be more ecstatic. Really, you have no idea how anything measured in parts per million excites me.
Of course, I had to tell the hooligans about the success of the well and that it was finally finished.
Their response? "Yay, can we throw pennies in it?"
"No." I said. (confused)
"Why not? It's a wishing well isn't it? I thought you were digging a wishing well. I can't believe you didn't make it a wishing well so that we could make all our wishes and dreams come true."
So does anyone else out there have a well? Or are you stuck in the city like me?
I would love to know your water flow rate and how it affects your life.
Good day all.