Water at the Trust comes from a spring on the land. The spring is below the main areas of water usage, so is pumped up to storage tanks in the Red Barn using a ram pump.
We store the water in second-hand IBC tanks which were previously used to contain bulk food stuffs eg orange juice concentrate. At the end of this summer we expanded the water storage capacity by adding a second IBC to the loft in the barn. The challenge is getting the tanks up into position, a job much helped this time by the use of a hand chain winch which we had recently been given.