Water is precious at Hampton View Homestead. Please try and keep showers as short as reasonable.
Water to the houses is put through a filter and pumped to each residence. To get a ‘good’ shower there is a pressure pump, which activates when the tap is turned on.
In the early days people had a wash each day (morning & evening) and a bath in a tub once a week. The whole family used the one lot of water, taking it in turns each week, to go first.
This story is of vital importance to the earth and all humanity. The finite sources of freshwater (less than one half of one per cent of the world’s total water stock) are being diverted, depleted, and polluted so fast that, by the year 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population will be living in a state of serious water deprivation.
This is why we crop at Hampton View Homestead using the Minimum Till Seeding system. This region only averages 300 mls of rain a year (and not always in the growing season). The rain water goes into the soil profile and is not lost so easily to evaporation.