OK, I have you some pictures of the progress that was made late yesterday afternoon.
None was made today. I wasn’t surprised. The morning was way too wet to do anything, and the afternoon was best described as drying out.
So my current grey water (no solids, no tissues etc) solution which allows me to get the washing done (if I can dry it – tomorrow is forecasted to be very sunny), have a shower, do the washing up, and use the toilet for no.1s minus toilet tissue down the toilet.
This leads straight down the hillside into the paddock. It’s far enough from the creek and our bore water as to not be a problem (apparently).
The original building houses the other toilet but there was an issue.
This is the drainage for the kitchen sink. That is where the pipe work stops.
This was the cause of the no using the old toilet despite it flushing.
Easily fixed though.
Following the sewage pipe you end up at the old septic tank, but it has sadly been filled in with concrete.
However, there is an upside. 1m (3 feet) has not been filled in and this means there is enough space for the toilet to be used occasionally. But the outlet is the original overflow and that is straight out onto the mountainside.
This is the old toilet. It’s actually surprisingly clean, the staining is due to the minerals in the water. I have since cleaned it us a touch more!
On the bright side, it is a better option that the original dunny which is now missing part of its roof.
The old bucket is still there, clean inside I will add, but I have no idea what the saw is for! And the bucket would be better off under the toilet seat! Another bright side, is that when it is raining, and I need a no.2, I don’t have to go outside with a spade and hack away at the hillside trying to find 12 inches of soil to dig a hole in that is far enough away from a creek to be safe. I can simply change buildings, even if both buildings leak, one more than the other.
So as you can see, progress has been made, of sorts. It is still all relative!