Water pump

Vive le Forage!

When we arrived in July, the forage groundwater pump no longer worked and its control case was blackened. When we opened it, we found a shrivelled-up gekko inside – the riddle was solved. Several weeks of exchanging emails with the manufacturer and his accredited partner in the region brought no solution as the system was already several decades old and they wanted lots of money to just come and look at it. We finally figured out who to contact for a new one and by the middle of September the whole system had been exchanged including threading 25 meters of hose back into its hole in the ground.

It was a relief to not have to fill each watering can from the faucet but in a drought groundwater is not in endless supply either. This summer has given me my first impression of the effects of real heat and drought on a garden.


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