Painted Rocks and Sign-off Sheets: System for water dissemination

Séverin- the Swiss guy who has been taking care of Drylab- showed us the water tank. Based on his calculations, we can each get 4 gallons of water per day which should last us well over a month.

We’ve decided that each day we’ll put in one of our gallons for communal use. Cooking, cleaning, toilet-flushing… stuff like that. So we’re left with 3 gallons each for drinking, washing, brushing our teeth… whatever.

Nayara  and Skip volunteered to be in charge of the water dissemination.

The system:

1. Every morning we take out six gallons for communal use.

2. Each of us get three tokens. 1 token = 1 gallon of water. We can trade in tokens for gallons whenever we need.

3. Once we’ve filled our jug, we sign the water chart (along with two witnesses, Sara and Skip).

4. Unused tokens can be saved and used whenever.



  1. Susan Galdamez May 15, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Do you need to worry about evaporation of the water ?

    • Moso May 16, 2017 at 11:10 pm

      Our water is stored in a dark container, so no evaporation occurs. The water we take out, we keep inside. It has not been an issue yet.

  2. Raymond Sikes May 16, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    It’s like Flint, but with privledge.

  3. S. Smith-Heisters May 17, 2017 at 7:27 am

    I like how the idea of water dissemination connotes distribution of information — not just water. What good information are you getting from your system of painted rocks and sign-in sheets? Is there other information about your water supply that you wish you had?

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