|My mom watering the piles.|
I returned this evening to give the idea a try armed with the sump pump, a 5-gallon bucket, and an 50-foot 12-gauge extension cord. I drilled about 40 holes into the side of the bucket for sufficent water seepage so the pump cannot run dry. A dry sump is a dead pump. Sure enough, we had enough water pressure to water down the piles and for anything else my Aunt would need water for out there. We even lowered the creek level by a good four inches. My next plan will be to see if I can store the water in some rain barrels so she can still use the water in the drier months to make sure her plants and things survive.
Here are some additional photos.
|Sump pump in action.|
|The sump pump.|
|Sump pump in the bucket.|