Disposing of Cleaning Water

When barrels are emptied they have to be cleaned and this requires a considerable amount of water. Disposing of the water through a normal septic system would be difficult and wasteful.

David Lafond built an underground pipe system which takes the water from the barrel cleaning station, over 300 feet, to a tank attached to a tractor.

When full the water is spread over the vineyard sometimes giving the road a reddish tinge. This system also encourages the spread of the specialized fermentation bacteria in the vineyard. The images, I think, are self explanatory. Click images to enlarge:

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