7260 Does anyone know how water systems work?
Excuse me if this duplicates an earlier post of mine. I have a feeling I may have posted this some time ago but did a search and can't find anything so maybe I didn't. :err:
Our village gets it's water from a source above the village from something the Italians call an acquadotto. I'm not sure if this is a well or an acquifer or what. There is a pipe that goes from the acquadotto to each house ( I think). Certainly we have one. In dry years, there can be water shortages in late August/September that affect the whole village, but our house, which is the highest in the village, seems to be the most vulnerable in that we can sometimes be without water when other houses lower down have it.
We've been told that the solution to our problem is to install a water tank that will collect water at night when the water pressure is at it's highest and we have had a quote for doing the work. My problem is that I don't understand what part pressure plays in this. If the water is above us, doesn't it just come to us by virtue of gravity? We don't fancy spending a couple of thousand euros installing a water tank if that won't really help us.
Any guidance will be gratefully received.