When we last wrote about our water supply we had done a number of upgrades to capture more water, store more water, reduce our use and recycle grey water:
In last 2 years, summer 2020 to summer 2022, we have made a number of improvements and additions to achieve the following:
Each picture below has a caption that confirms the Litres each tank holds, where the water supply comes from and which planting area it supplies.
So our house supply survives well each summer to no lower than 30% of capacity and we have enough water for our planting. With the latest tanks installed we hope to stay well ahead of the demand as we increase the planting. In addition we hope to re-start the use of the outdoor shower in 2023 as we have had to use that water for plants in the last two years. Maybe the jacuzzi also can be used again soon while it is all about priorities and then adding the extra as these can be afforded - after all we can always go to the beach of the pool.
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Frances and Barry Copping bought Xalet Pigall in 2015. They are working towards resilience and self-sufficiency.