Clean water around here is provided by channelling rainwater off the roof into a storage tank, that's how we get our water. The plastic tanks used are called 'Tuffa Tanks'.
|On the near, right side pipes take the water from our roof into the tanks.|
Unfortunately they're just a little bit too bulky for putting inside your average light aeroplane. However, they fly quite nicely beneath the helicopter; once put together, that is. And the easiest way to put them together is to have someone on the inside who can position the nuts on bolts, etc.
|Who would be silly enough to be inside a water tank when the lid's put on?|
|Hello, is there anyone out there?|
|You'd think I would've learnt by now...|
Then we rigged the tanks with chains and ropes to make them transportable by air. And thankfully substituted a bag of concrete for me (no comments, please, as to the relative usefulnesses of the two).
|I am now, gratefully, in the helicopter rather than the tank!|
And all that remained was to fly the tanks to their destination.
Which sounds so simple, but with 50kt winds at height and clouds well above 10,000' it took a couple of attempts to get them there. But we did; in the end.