It’s so interesting to watch a 200,000 water gallon grow from the ground up. Literally. The first round of tank walls were not actually the base of the tank. They are the top. Then the roof was put on. Then the tank was fitted with hydraulic jacks, seven of them, that lifted the walls a few inches from the ground. Yesterday it was lifted about six feet from the ground and the next level was added. Mind you, the crew of five has been working in the middle of an easement for the Mi Wuk Heights Water District in pretty much full sun on these very hot days.
They start work around 7 a.m. while the air is still cool and work until some time between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. We’ve been lucky enough to get rather acquainted with them since they use our ‘facilities’ and power.
It’s 7:15 as I’m writing this morning, the 14th, and the crew has just started work. There’s nothing like the sound of an electric drill with a torque setting (a bolt runner) at 7:15 in the formerly quiet air. In a few more days the tank will be completed and all will return to quiet. It’s totally worth the experience and then the final result.Leave a comment