pennsicdance: Water for the tent

William Bornander wrborn at
Sun Jan 29 16:08:28 PST 2012

How about a hose to bring water from the existing "cow" to our area? I agree that the cart seems to be sufficient (and a huge improvement from years prior) but a hose would not be much additional work or maintenance... 

Just my 2 cents...:)


> From: David Learmonth <david.a.learmonth at>
>To: fra. Guillaume the Dancer <Guillaume_the_Dancer at> 
>Cc: Pennsic Dance LIST <pennsicdance at> 
>Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2012 3:31 AM
>Subject: Re: pennsicdance: Water for the tent
>Hi Guillaume,
>Interesting idea.  I just figured I'd offer up some thoughts, either way,
>on the topic.
>- We'd have to find out what sort of costs would be involved (and whose
>budget they'd come from)
>  - in particular, how often do they need to replace the filters?
>- Although I expect Pennsic is pretty good for not having random theft /
>vandalism, we might have to keep an eye on this / bring it in at night.
>(vs the one at the chirurgeon's has medical staff around 24/7)
>- and I'm not certain about the expectations regarding how much water
>people are allowed to take.  I've never seen a limit, but I know that
>campsites are still generally expected to take care of their own water, as
>opposed to taking too much from the chirurgeons.  Hopefully this wouldn't
>become an issue, and would just be used for people's walking around
>bottles, but I don't know.
>- would we want to set up a shade tent there as well?
>I could go either way on the idea.  I think the cart we got last year has
>been a considerable improvement, and with it the water source isn't that
>far away  (and anyone can do the water runs now).  I do see it as another
>thing to manage.  But certainly it would be a nice service on a busy
>corner, in what is nearly always stiflingly hot conditions.
>Now an Ice Machine, that would be handy!  :)   (though I think they already
>complain about the amount of power our tent draws for lighting)
>On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 3:56 PM, fra. Guillaume the Dancer <
>Guillaume_the_Dancer at> wrote:
>> Hello Lorenzo et al.,
>> I have a quick suggestion for the Dance Tent.  If there room in our
>> budget, what do people think of requesting one of those cow water
>> filtration things for the spigot across the main road from the tent?
>> Putting one there would be very convenient for the dancers and the
>> Pennsic University in general.  Let's face it, next to the martial
>> crowd, dancers are the ones who require the most water.
>> As a side benefit, having filtered water across the street from the Tent
>> would also be handy for people heading into the Serengeti and for other
>> campers.  Our intersection is one of the busiest at war. I am sure many
>>  passers by would appreciate avoiding the detour to the medical tent
>> for pleasant water.
>> --
>> Guillaume
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