Developing springs : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

I was wondering how many of you have developed springs on their property? Where can you get info on how to do it?

Little bit Farm

-- Little bit Farm (, June 24, 2000


It just so happens that the July 2000 issue of Mother Earth News has a very comprehensive article/picture of doing exactly that. It is one of the best I have seen/read. If you do not want to buy, perhaps your library would have copy, you can always make notes.

-- JerryR(La.) (, June 24, 2000.

Thank You, Thank You!

Little bit farm

-- Little bit Farm (, June 26, 2000.

Have you tried any Extension office sites? I've looked around on some of the sites of the more mountainous states and they useful information on water resources.

This is a national link but gets you to each state's extension site.

You will find something useful if you go plundering around here...


-- j (, June 26, 2000.

Gene Logsdon has some very good info in one of his books about development of a spring. I'm not having any luck right now remembering which one tho. I will go to the book shelf when done here and find out. I remember a spring house built of stone used on a dairy farm when I was a kid. I don't know how the water was collected into a pipe, but the pipe came in through the back wall which was built right into the side of a steep hill.A pored concrete trough to keep the milk jugs in. An overflow that was directed into a cistern. I really don't know any of the specifics, only that we kids could go in there and cool off in the hot summer. This old stone house wasn't in use as "new and improved" equipment was installed in the "new and improved" barn. Which is now an equipment shed for a golf coarse and expensive housing developement. OK, I just proved I'm getting old. No extra charge for the editorial. John

-- john in S.IN (, June 27, 2000.

Gene Logsdons book - "Getting food from water" has a chapter on spring developement. Has a picture of a milk house too! Doesn't look much like the one I remember tho. You should ask your library for a copy or an interlibrary loan. Buy any Logsdon books you run across. they are all worth the money. He's one of my favorites.


-- john in S. IN (, June 27, 2000.

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