Trail 26

History Trail

26 Pump House

The pump house is a wooden-framed structure clad with corrugated iron. Exactly when this feature was built is at present unknown. It is likely that it was installed after Williams House was built.

Inside the pump house is a pump that is driven by an electric motor. The wiring from the house to the pumphouse remains in place and it could be used today. However the quality of the ground water supply today is probably questionable.

The function of the pump house was to provide water to the house and gardens to supplement the roof water tank storage system. It was used until the installation of the town water supply and continued to be usable for some time after that.

Friends of Williams House have already started on a project to restore the pump to working condition. The intention is to use the water provided for watering the many gardens on the property.