Every year by September, my place has gotten very dry. Surface water is gone, my neighbors have the same issues, so it is long ways to insufficient sources that are crowded with cattle. I've wanted to run water to the far reaches of my property for a very long time. The finances and a plan on exactly how I wanted it laid out were finally worked out.
I had a ½ hp water well at the house that is only being used to run the sprinkler system in my yard so my water well service guys ran some tests on it thought it would be more than adequate as it has more to do with the pipe diameter.
A decade and a half ago when I bought this place, I had run a 1¼" pipe from this well up to my shooting range as I built a cover for the range that also serves as a game cleaning area. From there, it is a straight shot down the range to the back of my property some 2500', so it was easy to run it down the range and tee off to go various directions. The terminal end is delivering 15 gal/min!
I'm a 1D1 property without any livestock so I wanted my water troughs to be very specific for my needs. I did not want anything other than concrete and looked at forming and casting my own but found what I needed at Ranch Specialties which is part of the McAllen Ranch near San Isidero
. Yesterday, I made the 450-mile round trip to pick them up.
Now a critter does not have to travel more than 300 yards to find fresh water.