Well after a very nervous day we have water. Danny Hills the master water diviner and his 2 pieces of wire have achieved a miracle. Jo asked me the other day ‘what if there isn’t any water?’ My reply was if Danny says there is water there is water.
At 40m there was dust.
At 50m there was dust, I am a bit worried.
At 56m there was dust, Danny is worried – tells me he drilled 2 dry holes the other side of the fence on the neighbours place.
At 60m there is dust, Danny goes to a funeral and tells the boys to go to 90m and then if nothing we need to talk about it. I am very nervous, how will I explain to Jo we have a very deep, expensive useless hole in the paddock.
Stevo and I go back to welding the entry.
We notice Callum jumping around in the distance?
Drive down to the drill.
86m WE HAVE WATER!!!
114m WE HAVE 450GPH – LOTS OF WATER.
120m WE HAVE 500 GALLONS PER HOUR!!
Now we have a very very deep, very expensive USEFUL hole in the paddock.
Danny the amazing bloke he is gave us a $5K discount because ‘You, the bloke from the back of the Flat (Stevo) and the big guy (Stan) are good people and that is a very deep hole and you will need to get an expensive bore hole pump’.
Today Danny tells me he was so worried he rang a hydrologist yesterday afternoon before we hit water. The hydrologist told him there would not be water there. What would a scientist know Danny has 2 pieces of wire and can feel water in his toes!!
The water is good, drinkable ‘better than Bungendore town water’ ‘no iron in that and as soft as a baby’s bum’ according to Danny.
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