The pit being dug here is about eight feet deep in the video, with about three feet further to go. Once it is leveled out and the bottom is filled with a level layer of structural fill, the hole will house a 31,000 gallon concrete water tank. The water will be available to the Bethany Fire Department in case there is ever a fire at Rocky Corner.
A fire engine will pump water out of this tank and into a series of dry hydrants arrayed on a water main down the center of the community. This water supply is not connected to the water we’ll use every day. Sprinklers in the homes are connected to the domestic water supply.