Upcoming El Niño Means Good Water Conservation

getting water from the new tank

With the approaching El Niño predicted by the Philippines weather service, water rationing is a possibility. Therefore, the  upcoming El Niño means good water conservation. First of all, we have two wells on our 1,250 square meter property. Both wells are covered as seen in the following photos.


Our first well is where all the weekly laundry hand washing is done.

Our second well is covered with coconut branches. Both wells use one pump system. The pump has been rigged to easily switch between the two water reserves. We’re off the grid as far as the local water supply for our province is concerned. And that’s just fine with us. We’ve heard from some of our expat friends regarding the poor quality of their “city water.”

our two water tanks in the philippines

We have two water tanks on our property which the wells feed. The top tank holds 1,000 liters of water. The second, 2,000 liters. A rainwater caching system from our main roof  feeds the bottom water tank. We also have several rain barrels on site which collect any rainwater.

water conservation in the philippines

Main roof to dirty kitchen

saving rainwater in the philippines

Close-up of dirty kitchen connection

water conservation system in philippines

Dirty kitchen to bottom water storage tank

It’s all about self-sufficiency. Water conservation is extremely important at ALL times, not just during dry and drought conditions. 

Author: The Kano

POST AUTHOR: "THE KANO" aka "THE CRUSTY OLD EXPAT." Dave DeWall, "The Kano", is the Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of "Philippines Plus" in publication since August 2009. He is also the CEO of Lizard Poop Productions and author of the best-selling guide book "The Philippines Expat Advisor." Dave moved to the Philippines in July 2009 from Central Illinois with his lovely wife of over 19 years, "The Sainted Patient Wife." The couple reside in a rural province in Western Visayas, Guimaras. The small island province is said to have the sweetest mangoes in the world. They do not have any children but are the proud owners of eight active canines, including a Belgian Shepherd called "Killer" "Killer" has bitten five people in the last two years along with one goat and a carabao. "Killer" doesn't like strangers. Or goats. Or carabaos.