Friday, July 20, 2007


Report by Dennis Casebier

Water! Eagle drilling showed up fairly early this morning and activated the new well. We have water! We let it flow out on the ground for two hours. At the beginning of the two hours it was running a hair over 20 gpm. At the end of the two hours it was still running a hair over 20 gpm (meaning it didn't draw down any) and by that time most traces of drill mud were gone. So we've got water. We now need to get started on the water tanks.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Let There Be Light

Report by Dennis Casebier

Eureka! Southern California Edison came out and energized the 400-amp panel in our new Power House. That part of the job is done; the power is there for the new Library/Depot.

Many hands touched this project; it was genuinely a result of teamwork that pushed it over the goal line. Phil Motz provided the leadership and Ron Shepard and John Harrington were on hand at all times to provide assistance. Others helped.

Also, Phil Motz and Ron Shepard laid a 2" water line between the new Pump House and Power House.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Electrical system for Library installed

Report by Dennis Casebier

Let me say with great admiration and appreciation that a crew under the supervision of Engineer Phil Motz, and consisting also of Ron Shepard and John Harrrington, has installed the heavy wiring that connects the new 400-amp power feed in the Power House to the Pump House that will power the new well.

It is hot, complicated, and heavy work and they have been out there in 100+ degree heat on several days in succession. As of this date, the job is completed and has been approved by the San Bernardino County Department of Building and Safety.

Engineer Motz has been given the highest grades for his work.