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This is what I am having to contend with every time we get a cold night (see pictures). I took photos of it with my ball-peen hammer laying on top of the ice. I note that my camera time dates these images with the wrong day but it is a new one to me and I cant get the AM or PM changed. The date is OK but is 12 hours behind in all my pictures. Sorry, but if you see the date on the pictures I just do not know how to get it changed but I guess it would make sense if you are looking at a picture that the date says 10 at night but the sun is shining like morning. Anyway, the ice was so thick the cattle were not able to drink until the ice was broken. Water was frozen Feb 18th and 19th again. No other water is available for the cattle than this. Note that there is an overflow (white pipe in middle of tank) that is supposed to keep enough water flowing to prevent freezing. OVCC has not been proactive in getting electricity to this site to prevent freezing. A heater coil is inside the tank but not connected. Our cattle are totally dependant on water from this one tank but before mining they had water from a 20 gallon a minute water tank I installed in 1977 and the overflow from that watered a wetland and a creek that is now dry.
We now have a new water delivery service. D.O.V.E.S, LLC.
All of a sudden OVCC is being pro-active in anticipating our needs for water and driveway stone.
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