Resilient and Sustainable Fresh Water Systems
Sustainability and Resilience at Primal Woods
It’s safe to say I think, that these two words, resilience and sustainability, pretty well define our long term goals for the homestead. The first three areas in need of attention that come to mind are shelter, and specifically heating the shelter, food, and water. I have posted relatively frequently on all of these, and the focus of today’s post will be water. My most recent post in the resilience and sustainability catgories was Sustainable Heat – Year 2 of Our Journey. I also wrote some on these subjects in my Late Winter 2013/2014 post, and in the 2016 Year in Review post. Well, as it turns out, we have come a long way, but we are still quite far from the goal line.
As I think about it now, both in retrospect and in looking towards future needs, we are probably furthest along in achieving the twin goals of sustainability and resilience, with the provision of fresh water. This might be because we froze the Well House and the Studio in our first winter; the Well House systems were not permanently damaged, the PVC supply plumbing serving the Studio was shredded in its entirety, and that is not an exaggeration. If you have ever heard of or seen a “spiral fracture” of bone, that is what each and every bone in the PVC skeletal system suffered. Suffice it to say, the system was not the least bit resilient. Read more