Susan and Val Taylor hold a Christmas picture of their family gathered around the new fire hydrant on their Colbert property in December 2011. The family had tried to dig wells and haul water for years before being hooked to Whitworth Water District lines. The water tank, at rear left, holds 350 gallons. Val said they made 67 trips to the Kellogg well in one summer.
Susan Taylor fills a water tank eight miles from her home in Colbert during summer 2006.