water in gerlach this year from their water dpt?

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water in gerlach this year from their water dpt?

Post by mournlight » Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:07 pm

Have I missed an announcement regarding GID water this year? I have not seen it in Jack Rabbit Speaks. I have called Gerlach GID and not gotten an answer. I'm hoping someone saw info I've missed. It's really convenient to get water right before the playa. Thanks!
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Re: water in gerlach this year from their water dpt?

Post by Canoe » Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:52 pm

http://burningman.org/event/preparation ... ing/water/
Gerlach General Improvement District
330 Short Drive, Gerlach – 775-557-2601 – map

2016 hours:
8/22 – 8/24: 9am-6pm
8/25: 9am-8pm
8/26 – 8/28: 8am til midnight
8/29 – 8/30: 9am-8pm
8/31: 9am-6pm

The Gerlach GID (the local governing body of Gerlach) will be selling potable water to fill up RVs and water tanks of any size, with the funds going to support the town of Gerlach. Look out for directional signs just as you enter town on Main Street, the station is located in front of the town’s Community Center. Rates are 50 cents per gallon up to 100 gallons, 45 cents per gallon between 100 and 200 gallons, and 40 cents per gallon for above 200 gallons. 6 and 7-gallon water containers also available (free water with purchase of container). Cash only, but ATM is onsite.
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Re: water in gerlach this year from their water dpt?

Post by Canoe » Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:37 am

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Re: water in gerlach this year from their water dpt?

Post by GhettorigMechanic » Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:45 am

Bump for 2018! Anyone know if/when water service in Gerlach starts?

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Re: water in gerlach this year from their water dpt?

Post by Token » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:57 am

There is usually a JRS that covers that info. A resource issue.

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Post by Captain Goddammit » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:17 am

Historically there’s been a very long line for that water. I always load up earlier.
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Post by Ratty » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:35 am

At the market in Fernley you can buy/fill your 5 gallon containers. At the Walmart 1 gallon is well under $1. I can't wrestle the large containers so I went with the gallons last year. It was a pleasure.
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Post by BBadger » Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:39 pm

Unless you're hauling a lot of water and don't want to deal with the weight of it for safety and control reasons, it's probably better to just fill up at home or somewhere cheap along the way and drive it all the way to BRC rather than suffer the (in)convenience of stopping and waiting to fill up in Gerlach and pay way more than you would in gas transporting it, even hundreds of miles.
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Re: water in gerlach this year from their water dpt?

Post by GhettorigMechanic » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:47 am

Our two vehicles are hauling around 90-100 gallons total, and coming from seattle, so filling up close by is really the only option, especially with the two trailers for our camp. Is there somewhere between clamath falls and gerlach that would be better since were coming in from the north?

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Post by Captain Goddammit » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:52 am

Yes, Cedarville. Cedarville is a conservative old-west looking town that figured out about 15 years ago that the weird crazy burners that came through were actually nice people who spent lots of money on supplies. Now they cater to the burners passing through every summer and it’s a great last stop before playa.
Do some googling, often there are ranches and farms just south of “downtown” Cedarville that let burners load up on water for a modest donation. I’ve done that.
Usually I carry my 90-100 gallons from home just because I don’t like relying on ANYTHING on the way besides fuel.

You still have some hills to go over between there and the playa but it beats the line in Gerlach.

The good thing is you’ve already gone over the biggest torture test between Seattle and BRC, Cedar Pass. Cedarville is at the bottom, just after you’ve gone over it. If you’re loaded heavy enough that you were worried about carrying your water, go easy on Cedar Pass, shift down, don’t floor it, run your heater to help cool the motor if you need to. That’s a hell of a hill when you’re heavy.

Generally if you’re coming from Seattle you never even want to turn down into Cedarville ever at all.
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Re: water in gerlach this year from their water dpt?

Post by Canoe » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:13 am

NOTE: no water sales after Thursday August 30th.
GERLACH GID wrote: 2018 GERLACH GID - BURNING MAN

Water Sales
Water is $.50/gallon for the first 100 gallons.
Location: 330 Short Street
Hours of Operation:
    • Mon. 8/20 – Wed. 8/22, 9am-6pm
    • Thurs. 8/23, 9am-8pm
    • Fri. 8/24 – Sun. 8/26, 8am-12pm
    • Mon. 8/27 & Tues. 8/28, 9am-8pm
    • Wed. 8/29 & Thurs. 8/30, 9am-4pm
    Containers (price includes water to fill them):
    • 5 gallon container, 2 for $35
    • 6 gallon container, $20
    • 7 gallon container, $25
    • 15 gallon container, $50

    Trash Collection
    Location: GGID Transfer Station 205 Transfer Road
    Price is $5/30 gallon trash bag or equivalent
    • Saturday 9/1, 8am-5pm
    • Sunday 9/2, 8am until the dumpsters are full
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