Photos of Naturist Legacy's early success
16. The park gets a new pump house and water system
Now that Naturist Legacy Park had electricity, we could begin building
structures. I began a routine that I would repeat again and again over
the next few years. I created a detailed project materials list, shopped
retailers for the best prices, hand picked the best lumber I could find
(when lumber was part of the project) and then transported everything from
to the park at my expense using my own truck (only the large clubhouse
project needed commercial deliveries). This voluntary routine would save
members of Naturist Legacy Inc. a substantial amount of money during the
years I was building for them. Our first project was the pump house. My
wife and I started by assembling its foundation and floor. The walls and
roof structure were built with the help of additional volunteers. Metal
roofing, a sturdy door, trim boards and a fresh coat of paint finished
the job (siding would be added after our other buildings were finished).
CJ Electric Ltd. of Beausejour
was soon on site to wire the pump house so that
could install our new pump and pressure tank on August 5th. With that done,
another critical milestone was achieved. Naturist Legacy now had a source
of water under pressure!
I promptly submitted water samples to ALS
Environmental in Winnipeg for testing per instructions from Manitoba's
of Drinking Water. I was pleased to post the water
test results on the pump house wall for all to see. Apart from elevated
iron levels (which we would reduce with filtration), Naturist Legacy Park
had excellent water! We were issued a Permit
to Construct or Alter a Semi-Public Water System on September 15, 2011,
and an Operating
Licence for a Semi-Public Water System on August 1, 2013 (we had been
operating the drinking water system legally since May of 2012).
These photographs from my personal collection were taken in July and
August 2011. Please contact me if you'd
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I drove through this gate for the last time
on June 22, 2016. An important new chapter in the history of Naturist Legacy
Inc. and Naturist Legacy Park would begin the next day.