Naughty horse owners. Old pump plumbed into Manor lake. Over half of eastern North embankment flattened. Part 4. 2nd October 2022
Our erstwhile pump, seemingly removed two weeks ago to be discarded, has been plumbed into the current Manor lake.
I've not been able to get close enough to our venerable pump to ascertain its condition. First time was mid-week, when Inert were trundling to and fro doing their restoration bit. Second time I had an opportunity was Saturday morning, when Inert appeared at 7:30am to begin work!!!
I took the opportunity, today, to wander up to the pump.
It has a nice platform to itself, crafted out of the bank that runs along the west edge of the current Manor lake. Our wee beastie has an inlet pipe, buoyed with the assistance of what looked like a life belt. The outlet pipe is plumbed into the existing drainage pipe leading to Chandlers farm, and then the settlement ponds, before being pumped into the Blackwater river.
The plumbing in of the pump does answer a conundrum that has been exercising my little grey cell for a while. How are Inert going to dig out the bit of ground separating the current Manor lake from its new, elongated shape? Deep water, with boggy mud do not mix well with heavy plant.
The pump answers this. It will be used to remove sufficient water from the current Manor lake to make it safe for a digger and/or bulldozer to get in there safely and remove the bit of ground to plumb the two halves of the new Manor lake together.
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