Step 33: In Operation: High Winds
It may be undesirable, however, if neighbors are camping downwind or if foot traffic passes close to the evapotron (most of the scattered water lands close, and a muddy patch can form.)
Some suggestions are:
- Lift the drive belt off the pulley wheel until the wind dies down.
- Erect a low barrier on the upwind side, sheltering the drum. Scrap plywood or cardboard is good.
- Move the evapotron to a less congested location.
- Keep the tray chlorinated, so the water doesn't smell funky and so it's evident that it's been treated.