Project/Water system maintenance

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This a request, open for discussion. It has not been deliberated to consensus by the villagers. It will be agreed, modified, or tabled at the meeting of ?.


Project ID: 130

Project steward

Jan Steinman


To keep water flowing to our houses and crops.


This project is used for billing activity concerning maintaining EcoReality's water system. As an ongoing project, it should not be used for new capital water projects.



  • May 2011, our cistern imploded for unknown reasons, causing the float valve to stick open, causing the cistern to drain without replenishment from the well pump, causing both the irrigation and domestic water systems pumps to fail. This resulted in much wailing and gnashing of teeth, and a temporary solution while we looked for ways of replacing the collapsed cistern.
  • September 2011, we procured a replacement cistern, but did not have the labour available for installation.
  • January 2012, exposed pipes froze, once again causing the cistern to empty, possibly frying three pumps.
  • April 2012, direct-plumbed the submerged well pump to the house pressure tank, taking the cistern out of the system completely. Elbowed two of the cistern pipes up vertically and capped them for future use to feed a separate irrigation reservoir. All domestic water plumbing is now inside the pump house.
    Domestic water system is now stable and complete.

Goal or deliverable

Timeline, schedule, or end date


  1. Stabilize the domestic water system. DONE
  2. Establish a hard-line siphon from the reservoir to the East Field irrigation system.
  3. Dig up and install a 4" "T" where the field irrigation system hits the NE corner of the greenhouse.
  4. Run a 1" mainline through the greenhouse, with valved branches for each table in the prop room and other valved outlets in the other rooms.
  5. Run 1" mainline around the East Field, with valved dripline for the beds.
  6. Establish ponds and contour swales in the East Field, for passive underground irrigation of adjacent downslope permanent beds.

Financial budget

Labour budget

This project is not expected to incur any compensated labour expense. The following is provided for planning purposes only.

Cash Outlay

6800000Business Licenses and Permits$150.002012-05-14 00:00:002013-12-23 00:00:00
6751000Dues-Subscriptions-Publications$75.002011-05-21 00:00:002011-05-21 00:00:00
1120000Farm Equipment$750.002011-09-01 00:00:002011-09-01 00:00:00
1110023Greenhouse$32.302012-09-13 00:00:002012-09-13 00:00:00
1010011ISCU Chequing$159.702007-04-18 00:00:012021-08-27 00:00:00
6850000Maintenance$576.362009-05-27 00:00:022014-03-12 00:00:00
6900000Miscellaneous$254.282010-10-07 00:00:002010-10-07 00:00:00
6750000Professional Fees$47.002009-06-02 00:00:042009-06-02 00:00:04
5040000Propagation$449.752013-07-22 00:00:002014-06-12 00:00:00
2100475Slegg Lumber$112.002019-10-11 00:00:002019-10-11 00:00:00
6820030Taxes, Sales, GST$147.392009-06-02 00:00:002019-10-11 00:00:00
6820020Taxes, Sales, PST$4.312014-05-30 00:00:002019-03-25 00:00:00
6850001Water System Maintenance$932.532009-06-02 00:00:052019-10-18 00:00:00
6850001TOTAL:$3,690.622007-04-18 00:00:012021-08-27 00:00:00

Labour, by person

245Azja Jones-Martin1.00.5%
4Carol Wagner17.37.9%
160Chris Walker7.03.2%
460Clothilde Lafont1.00.5%
273Greg Wiebe10.04.6%
2Jan Steinman166.376.3%
190Ken Conrad11.55.3%
275Makenzie Curtis-Johnson4.01.8%

Labour, by activity


Vehicle Use

"Vehicles" with no odometer, such as tractors or stationary equipment, are in tenths of an hour, rather than kilometres.

1Blue Jetta399 km
5Bubba311 km
19Cleome's Jetta II32 km
3Sunshine90 km
3TOTAL:832 km


Cleome RoweCleome's Jetta II2019-10-1811 km$2.640EcoRealityget refund from SLEGG for overcharged irrigation partsno
Jan SteinmanCleome's Jetta II2019-10-1112 km$2.880EcoRealityirrigation componentsno
Jan SteinmanCleome's Jetta II2019-08-269 km$2.160EcoRealitybuy irrigation partyes
Jan SteinmanBubba2013-04-0217 km$7.276EcoRealitySlegg irrigation parts, credit unionno
Jan SteinmanBubba2013-03-2813 km$5.564EcoRealitySlegg irrigation partsno
Jan SteinmanBubba2012-07-2568 km$29.104EcoRealityDuncan irrigation parts, goat deliv, deliv WWOOFer (Kelly)yes
Jan SteinmanBlue Jetta2012-06-19145 km$63.800EcoRealityIrrigation parts from Duncan.yes
Jan SteinmanBlue Jetta2012-05-1235 km$15.400EcoRealityirrigation parts Moatsyes
Jan SteinmanBubba2012-01-2016 km$6.848EcoRealitypipe thaw tape from Sleggyes
Jan SteinmanBubba2011-09-01182 km$77.896EcoRealitypick up replacement cistern (2,500 gallons) for water systemyes
Jan SteinmanBubba2011-08-0615 km$6.420EcoRealitySlegg for water system partsyes
Jan SteinmanBlue Jetta2011-07-3014 km$6.160EcoRealitySlegg, plumbing partsyes
Jan SteinmanBlue Jetta2011-07-2814 km$6.160EcoRealitySlegg, plumbing partsyes
Carol WagnerBlue Jetta2011-07-0423 km$10.120EcoRealityMouat's plumbingyes
Jan SteinmanBlue Jetta2011-06-1415 km$6.600EcoRealitySlegg, water system partsyes
Jan SteinmanBlue Jetta2011-06-0929 km$12.760EcoRealitySlegg, parts for water systemyes
Jan SteinmanBlue Jetta2011-06-0815 km$6.600EcoRealitySlegg, parts for water systemyes
Jan SteinmanBlue Jetta2011-06-0614 km$6.160EcoRealitySlegg, parts for water systemyes
Jan SteinmanSunshine2011-05-2721 km$15.960EcoRealitySlegg, plumping partsyes
Jan SteinmanSunshine2011-05-2128 km$21.280EcoRealitySlegg plumbing partsyes
Jan SteinmanSunshine2011-05-1828 km$21.280EcoRealityparts for water systemyes
Jan SteinmanBlue Jetta2011-05-0723 km$10.120EcoRealitySlegg, water system partsyes
Jan SteinmanBlue Jetta2011-05-0514 km$6.160EcoRealityslegg for water system partsyes
Jan SteinmanBlue Jetta2011-05-0522 km$9.680EcoRealitySlegg, water system partsyes
Jan SteinmanSunshine2011-05-0213 km$9.880EcoRealityirrigation partsyes
Jan SteinmanBlue Jetta2011-05-0122 km$9.680EcoRealityirrigation partsyes
Jan SteinmanBlue Jetta2009-06-0514 km$6.160EcoRealitypick up hose couplersyes

Final accounting

Item Expense

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