Buying water in Cedarville or Alturas?

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Buying water in Cedarville or Alturas?

Postby jes5199 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:28 pm

I'd like to buy water as late as possible. ... and I need 110 gallons of it.

Anyone fill up their water barrels in Cedarville or Alturas, CA ?
Have you been able to do it at 9pm? Midnight?
How much did it cost?

thanks

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Postby Token » Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:40 pm

Why not buy it in Gerlach?

$0.45 per gallon for over 100 gallon purchase.

Read your JRS.

"The Gerlach GID, our local town governing body, will be selling potable water for filling up RVs and water tanks of any size starting August 27th. We will have ample filling stations in front of the community center, with directional signs located as you enter town on Main Street. Our rates this year will be comparable with Reno at .50/gallon up to 100 gallons, .45/gallon for sales above 100 and less than 200 gallons, and .40/gallon for sales larger than 200 gallons.

This decision has been made in an attempt to keep our water rates reasonable for the citizens of Gerlach. We have a top notch water treatment plant here, but due to the small size of our town, our 150 residents must pay for the maintenance of an entire water system. We want to provide a town resource to the participants of Burning Man, and we think this will save you money in addition to helping our town. Water weighs 8 lbs per gallon, and by buying your water in Gerlach you will avoid paying fuel costs to transport your water from Reno or even farther.

Our hours of operation will be 12 pm – 10 pm with a person available on-call when closed. We are ONLY accepting cash payments as we do not have a credit/debit machine. PLEASE pass this information on to any regional lists you may be on! Our office can be contacted at 775-557-2601 or gerlachgid@yahoo.com with any questions or to arrange fill-ups prior to August 27th.

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Postby jes5199 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:45 pm

I've thought about that, but I don't think I want to be in Gerlach before 10pm, if the gates open at midnight

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Postby Token » Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:49 pm

Why not? Are the locals Vampires or Warewolves?

Does your ride turn into mice and pumpkin?

Support the local town that has given so much for this event!

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Postby jes5199 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:55 pm

I don't see any reason to put yet another car in the line for the gate at 12am when I could arrive a few hours later - let the people who want in at the very first moment have a slightly shorter line to themselves, and those of us who just want to be there sometime on Monday can have a shorter line later.

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Postby Token » Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:07 pm

There is an on-call person, a phone number and I assume you have a cell phone.

Plus, what are the odds they aren't running all night Sunday-Monday?

But, it just looks like there is no pleasing you. Do what you want and get water in Alturas.

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Postby portaplaya » Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:09 pm

You can get water from a hose for free at the Four-Corners mart in Alturas. You just go inside and ask. Politeness suggests that you buy some stuff at the store (perhaps while someone else in the car fills 5gal jugs? RV tank?)

They will also be open 24-hr a day, starting (I think) the weekend before the event opens.

Of course, then you have to carry it over the pass. Still, I don't think each 7 gallons of water ($3.50 in Gerlach, 56lbs) is going to burn a whole gallon of extra fuel (about $3.50 in Gerlach), but it might.

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Postby jes5199 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:21 pm

Token - if there's gonna be somebody selling water in Gerlach at 3am Monday morning, then hell yeah I'll buy it from them.
I just got the impression that nobody's going to be there.

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Postby jes5199 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:22 pm

Thanks, portaplaya!

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Re: Buying water in Cedarville or Alturas?

Postby Dnkpops » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:35 am

Water fill up just past Cedarville
John = O Ranch Water
420 County Road 27 – 530-279-2372
You head west on County Road 27. It's the first driveway on the right. It's a tree line driveway. Go up the driveway about 150 feet and you'll see the blue barrel on the right there are two hoses. Help yourself leave a donation in the can. Actually I think it's a boot shaped can shaped can. Then you pull straight through and around to the left and you can drive out you don't have to back up. John and his wife are really nice awesome folks. They love to see the burners come through. The cash doesn't hurt either.


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