Some Rain – Finally

After a month with no recordable rainfall, we have finally had a fall of rain. With a second night of thunderstorms in the wee small hours, last night (from midnight 2006-11-12) actually yielded some rain.

I have recorded 28.7mm since midnight, the last coming not long after nine in the morning. This equates to a capture of approximately 17 thousand litres, or about 13 percent of our total storage capacity. Based on existing reserves and projected consumption, this should now see us through until about March 2007. If no rain falls between now and the, I will have to re-evaluate the situation and possibly start using mains water for washing purposes. (Currently, mains water is only used for stock troughs, lawn irrigation and lavatory flushing.)

Here’s hoping for more rain, sometime soon…