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shamen

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"Makes my butt want to dip snuff"
« on: July 30, 2007, 04:01:28 PM »
I just came back from the Farmers Market at the Agri Center. Was enjoying a peach as I drove the back gravel roads of the A C to see what is going on. Last Wed. I had noted that the little pond/lake just west of the Farmer's Market would be dried up and gone by the end of Aug.  I could not believe my eyes. I did a double take, a triple take. The pond water was very much above what it was 5 days ago. And there it was a pipe pouring out  fresh cool water by the gallons. Now this is a pond that rarely gets any use; at best every  3 or 4 months I will see someone up there with a dog throwing a ball or something for the dog to fetch. But it is getting filled and at the rate it has come up by the weekend it will be back to full. Now there is nonone to pay for that but us the tax payers no income no private business to compensate for this water.
I am fed up. I am so angry I am going to say some words I ought not to say. I am ready for action.  vincent/shamen

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Re: "Makes my butt want to dip snuff"
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2007, 06:45:08 PM »
Ducks Unlimited ?Is this the same lake used during The Ducks Unlimited Event for canoe and kayak demos?

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Re: "Makes my butt want to dip snuff"
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2007, 08:37:38 PM »
Yes, I believe it is and that is the most use it gets all year. I am glad they decided to save it becasue it was definitely a goner. It is just maddening that they do that and the public lake that gets a lot of use cannot get water.
Having said that I went to Patriot Lake and "low and behold" the pump was on again. About the same amont of water coming, not much.
Lara Adams sent me an email saying that the pump is broke and they have a work order to get is done asap.
As a sad note to this: Folks may not know that during the Summer there is a group of canoers that come on Mon. nights and let challenged youth come and paddle canoes. These youth seem to really love this. However tonight the canoers called it quits saying the water is just too low to make it really possible to continue this. Peace vincent/shamen

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Re: "Makes my butt want to dip snuff"
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2007, 10:54:53 PM »
Vincent,
Since this whole ordeal started and I saw the amount of water coming out of the pump, I started researching on pumps and why not much water was coming out.  Like I said before, the pump is either on or off, there is no kind of running.

The problem is more than likely with the well itself.

Here is some good "well" reading.

http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/wwg412
http://www.plumbingpro.org/HTM%20Pages/well_pumps.htm

I hope the people that get the work order know something about wells.


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« Last Edit: July 30, 2007, 10:56:42 PM by mhoward »
If you paddle like a girl then you must be pretty good!


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