Moor Green Allotments Water Borehole

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Moor Green Allotments Water Borehole

Moor Green Allotments Water Borehole

Jon Hiller By Jon Hiller

Dig a borehole to provide fresh clean water for Moor Green Allotments

Birmingham Idea stage

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Moor Green Allotments is a beautiful green oasis in the heart of Birmingham. We have a great community of loyal vegetable growers who come from every corner of the globe. We harvest and conserve many 1000’s of gallons of rainwater on the allotments but this is still not enough and at times of need we have to resort to using the traditional water supply, which is not free and not great environmentally. But we have a solution and it is a great one - the water borehole is both environmentally friendly it would slash our operating costs, enabling us to carry on with other important projects such as the our learning zone and refurbishment of the outside toilets (to composting toilets) and a disabled faciity. We are also keen to install a tap for the local dog walkers who regularly pass our site.

What we'll deliver:

  • A tap for dog walkers near the entrance gate.
  • We will have a great big "thank you" party with live muic, food, cakes and drinks
  • We will have an environmentally friendly, clean and virtually free water supply for the allotments.

Why it's a great idea:

This borehole would be a one off project with minimal running costs and importantly it will help us to support the local community with bigger and better projects. We already offer masterclasses to allotments across Birmingham and have a teaching plot set up to support and encourage new plot holders or just those wanting a natter. The water table in Birmingham is very high so the water we would harvest wouldn’t impact it. This water would be free of the chemicals that are routinely added to our water supply; here’s a list of just a few of the chemicals: • Liquified chlorine • Fluorosilicic acid • Aluminium sulphate • Calcium hydroxide • Sodium silicofluoride

Steps to get it done:

  • At £10,000 we will be able to start organising dates for the project to commence.

We have a great group of volunteers who are already starting to raise money, for example with sales of cakes and plants. In return for your support we will be organising a family fun day with live music, bbq, tea and, of course lots of cake.

Location Birmingham

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Birmingham City Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £17,029

Water Borehole - £15,360 (90%)
Other - £1,669 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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Water Borehole
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £17,029

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