The storm came in last night about 7PM and we saw almost a 40 degree drop in temps between Monday and Tuesdays Highs. Some gusty winds up to 60-65 mph. I know for some of you folks that’s just a breeze but did do a little destruction here. Mostly tree limbs down in few spots but Our grid had some major outages and Twin Falls had power knocked out to its water plant. Power was restored but everything had to shut down water usage , Farm irrigation, Industry as well as homes. They placed a ban on water lawns till Thursday and asked folks to conserve water as much as possible!
I think this is a good example on how fragile our water systems are as well as how quickly even a short term interruption can have on our lives. We have to have irrigation here in Southern Idaho because of the Hi-desert climate and without water the harvest is toast. Please folks I can’t say this enough of getting your water needs taken care of before summer starts straining the system!
I did find some cool water pump/watering systems for rain barrels at Amazon.com. You can use your garden hose and sprayer just like normal as long as the water holds out. If your gravity feed system isn’t providing enough pressure to get out to what you have to water, having one of these might be an answer. Just search solar water pumps on Amazon and you will find the pumps.