The Water Situation Update

So we re-filled to 27+ inches last Sunday. From what we know about the tanks (through hearsay only), that means 800 gallons. We’re at 16 1/2 inches after one week. We’ve been conservative on water, but not drastically so. I’ve modified my dish-washing habits. Brock has shortened his showers. Even S2b took a radically brief shower by his standards.

Things are still quite frozen around here. This photo of Snoqualmie Falls was on King 5 today.
Cliff Mass thinks it’ll be warming up by Monday evening, so hopefully we will be able to fill up in the next few days. I never bet on the weather though, so we’ll continue our conservative measures until we actually get water turned back on.
Looking at the Tank Tender closely for the first time, either our two water tanks are nothing near square or the person who wrote the measurements on the wall was really bad at math.
3/4 full should equal 20.25 inches, not 16 1/2
1/2 should be 13.5, not 11
1/4 should be 6.75, not 5 1/2
Given how far off they were on the fuel tanks, I’m thinking I should just crawl in and take some measurements of the water tanks. Or better yet, I can send my Magic Brock in…On the other hand, we’ve made it this long without needing to know. Perhaps we’ll just continue with our rough figures. Yeah, that sounds reasonable for now.

No Responses to “The Water Situation Update”

  1. rob
    December 14, 2009 at 7:37 am #

    When it warms up perhaps you could run a hose from one full tank to one empty one with your water meter on it to measure just how much is in each tank just a thought?

  2. bowiechick
    December 13, 2009 at 3:47 pm #

    Well, it is dumping here in Vancouver and the word I've heard is that it is warming up again and well have rain by Christmas. I bet they'll be turning the water back on the docks and you'll be filling the tanks come Wednesday.