I’m writing to let people know of a bulk water delivery problem I had so others can avoid the damages I am experiencing.
I chose to reduce my impact on Redwood Creek. I called a locally advertised bulk water delivery business. I wanted to increase my existing water capacity. I asked for non-chlorinated water. After pumping into two household storage tanks the remainder was to be pumped into a saltwater swimming pool.
The truck arrived without adequate hose to reach my tanks. The driver/owner recently purchased this truck used and had not equipped it yet. While waiting for more hose to be dropped off I suggested he begin pumping into the pool as he had enough hose for that distance. He didn’t want to do that. We waited for more hose to be delivered. After an hour of waiting and again asking him to start pumping into the pool, we put together enough PVC pipe and parts to reach my two household tanks. We stretched out his hose and the pipe over to the tanks. The water going into the tanks was not visible.
Hours later the remainder of the load began being pumped into the pool. The water’s initial burst spewed muddy, greenish water with half-dollar sized chunks of rust; this water was visible.
His response was, “It’s your water; you bought it. You will need a magnet to get those chunks of rust out of your pool.”
Damage to my entire plumbing, appliances and pool equipment, so simple to avoid, has incurred costs into the thousands.
He says he is under no obligation to disclose where the water was from. His response has been, “Have your lawyer call my lawyer.”
There are ethical delivery companies available. Clearly the water and truck did not fit what was ordered; the destination of the water did not fit the contents of the truck, recognition of the wrong truck/water apparently didn’t cross the mind of the driver/owner.
We have all heard of water being stolen, water obtained illegally. Ask the source of your delivery, watch it being dispersed and save yourself and the fish by increasing your water storage.