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  • Joined Oct 2021
Water troughs
« on: October 11, 2021, 05:21:45 pm »
When and how do you clean mains fed water troughs?

Interested to hear the variations in how and when people do this. Particularly with those that are mains fed and difficult to drain.


  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Water troughs
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2021, 10:45:04 am »
Tie up ball cock and bail out with a bucket.  A scrub with a brush when the water is low.  Empty as much as you can, let some water in and bail that out.  Anything left is usualy lost once the trough is fully filled again.


  • Joined Oct 2021
Re: Water troughs
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2021, 03:26:43 pm »
Great - thats helpful.
How often do you do it?


  • Joined Apr 2016
Re: Water troughs
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2021, 04:07:43 pm »
depends on how mucky it is ?

Might get ducks or geese dabbling, might get algae, they might even crap in it !


  • Joined Jan 2013
Re: Water troughs
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2021, 10:14:46 pm »
As per buttermilks suggestion but also to bail out the last bit in the bottom an old fashioned dust pan works really well...similar to this though the one i have is plastic:-

Gets rid of all the sloppy muck in the bottom a treat.
« Last Edit: October 13, 2021, 04:02:47 pm by stufe35 »


  • Joined Apr 2019
Re: Water troughs
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2021, 08:39:27 pm »
Siphon the water out. You just need a length of old pipe. I use a washing machine hose and just scrub it with the water that is in there before starting the water siphoning out.


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