It finally rained so there was a sense of excitement when we went to check the status of the new water tank.
This is what a sprinkle of rain will give off a 900 square foot roof:
I'm sure it was much more exciting when it was really raining. But, the real rain fell during the night when it was dark and I was asleep. And, frankly, even if I had been awake I'm not sure I would've gone out in the storm to get a photo of water gushing out of a downpipe.
It was with anticipation that the tap & hose was turned on for the first time:
The initial pressure was pretty good but it only lasted 30 seconds – then it settled down to what you would expect – enough to use a soaker hose or to fill a bucket slowly! But – everything worked as it should and there were no leaks from the tank. The tank is actually so full that water is coming out the overflow:
Now we have to wait for some hot, dry weather to be able to actually use the water on the garden!