I am just doing research at this point on how to source water at our remote boondock location.
I have a small natural spring approx. 900' from the campsite with flat rock between there and the campsite.
I want the water just for domestic purpose, as we will use Bottled Water for drinking and cooking.
My thought is to use a portable SOLAR PANEL(s) (good sun access
), a RV 12V
pump, a plastic 45G barrel mounted 4' above the spring level, and run 1/2" pex, or garden hose?(covered to help shield from sun and loss
) to the campsite location.
At the campsite location I will either use the Motorhome pump, or another RV Pump (powered from the motorhome) to pump the water to another storage tank(s) located in the sun that will act as a reserve water supply for washing, garden, fire control, etc.
During the off season (winter
) the pump and solar panel would be removed, and the pex line drained and capped, but left on site. (this is snowmobile country and stuff disappears)
Has someone else done this and can offer tips?
How can I control the 12V
solar pump cycle to operate for maybe 5 min every two hours from 7AM to 7PM daily. (any overflow at the spring barrel will return to the spring, but I should be able to rig up a shutoff when the barrel is full?)
The spring will not provide enough water to justify a small gas generator for power.
Any information may be of help.