As most of you know, when we arrived in EG, we installed a 1,000 gallon tank to catch the rain water off of our roof for drinking. Since the day we installed the tank there has been a slow leak. About a month ago the leak got heavier, to the point that our tank was down to 25% of capacity. January and February are two of the dryer months, so the timing was bad. We were pretty stressed abut not having enough water to drink.
On Friday we received our first big rain of the wet season. The storm dumped 2.75″ in one hour. Our 1,000 gallon container was full again. Praise God.
Then on Saturday morning, the location of the leak gave way and our entire 1,000 gallon tank dumped its contents on the ground. That’s right, in one hour we went from 1,000 gallons of water to zero. Mike and a friend of ours repaired the tank and it is now back in place, awaiting another rainstorm.
We collected enough water to get us through a couple of days. But, please pray we get more rain…QUICK!