Does anyone know how to tap an underground spring?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by georgialee, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    While we were clearing/leveling our land to build a barn we realized that we have an underground spring. It is literally coming up through a hole in the ground and is now running down in front of our barn and made a horrible muddy mess. So, my question is does anyone know how to tap it so we can use it for drinking water for our horses & chickens?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    You'll need to dig a deep hole with a back hoe or a well drill.

    You'll need to put clean rocks & gravel in the bottom and then you'll need a pipe (preferably with a filter on it) at the bottom. Fill it all in with gravel and dirt, fill the pipe with water and attach it to a pump.

    Can you tell I've participated in doing this before?

    Some folks put in concrete shafts, but that can get messy and you always have to have a pump in the middle running the water out so that it will cure.
     
  3. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    thank you! Now I have to figure out if it's worth all that... [​IMG]
     
  4. 19Dawn76

    19Dawn76 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2009
    Toadsuck, AR
    If you get the Foxfore book #4 there is a section about springs in there. I read a little of it last night. (I am pretty sure it is book 4 but I will check when i get home ) People used to get ALL their water that way.
     
  5. 19Dawn76

    19Dawn76 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2009
    Toadsuck, AR
    it is book 4 and the section is titled Water Systems.
     
  6. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    thank you! [​IMG]
     
  7. flakey chick

    flakey chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2007
    Florida
    Uhm, also look into the legal regulations of your water management district. Some places are so strict they even regulate rain barrel usage.
     

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