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.”
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.
Main roof to dirty kitchen
Close-up of dirty kitchen connection
Dirty kitchen to bottom water storage tank