Help our horses get enough water to drink. Horses for Orphans is currently fundraising to cover the cost of i) drilling a new water well, and ii) building 2 new water towers on Wild Horse Farm. A horse drinks between 10–20 gallons of water on a hot day, and we currently have 8 horses, on a property with only 2 wells. One is deep enough to supply the top 2 houses with water for drinking, cooking, showering and toilets, but the tank is too small to hold enough water for a whole day. We also use this well to water the garden, where we grow vegetables for everyone living on the farm. The second well is shallow, and the water has soil in it, so it is not suitable for human consumption. That well is located near the third house and the stables. We use it to shower, fill up the water troughs for the horses, and water the middle pasture. If the power goes out, which happens regularly, we run out of water in less than a day.

Funding Goal : £ 3,600


Amount Raised : £ 0


Our first well has a good supply of water, and our pump is functioning well, but the tank is old, and it’s much too small for the amount of water we need per day. We also regularly have to climb up the metal construction on the right of the tower – to clean out the sediment from the well water, that collects in the bottom of the tank.

Our second well, located a few meters from the third house, is shallow. We can only draw water from it for a short time. It’s not enough to fill the small water trough on the tower nearby. We need to either increase the size of the current well, or drill a new and deeper one. It will then be able to supply water for the third house, the horses, and the grass around the stables. We also need water closer to the stables, to wash the horses. At the moment, we have to take the horses up to the main house, and wash them there.

We would love to have a water tower that can hold enough water for everyone on Wild Horse Farm – the people, horses, and other animals – for 3 days, in case of a power cut.

Here you can see images from the water tower near the third house, as well as the pump house nearby.

Here you can see the kind of tower we would like to build by our main houses, as well as near the third house and the stables.

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