Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Grid? What grid?

The grid doesn't exist at Valley View Hot Springs! OLT has its own hydro-electric system to keep the lights on. And it has been running smoothly and has not been offline in months! Some of the items dependent on the system are: lights, refrigeration, heat, cooking, water pump, computers, hot water in the Apple Tree Pools! And anything else that takes electricity!

But there are limits to the flow of electrons. It takes water to turn the turbine that turns the generator, but we are in the throws of a drought with no end in sight. Where we were once producing 60 kilowatts, we are now down to 38! I am enlisting the aid of everyone to help keep the soaking pools hot by not using any more electricity than you absolutely need!

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