This is the ditch now flowing nicely. It will dry out in the summer and you can bet upgrades are planned.
Sunday 12 January 2014
Thank goodness for a warm and cozy night under the duvet because the next day we woke to six inches of water in our basement/crawl space. The torrential rain had overwhelmed our drainage system. We have two cisterns and a dry pond but it was the back up system which failed. By back up system I mean the ditch to which all pipes eventually lead. Digging through mud while being lashed by stinging rain is not the most fun I have ever had. My husband managed to suck out the water from the basement with the shop vac. The concrete is still wet, we have heaters and a dehumidifier running. My hairdresser suggested bags of kitty litter so we will pick some up today.