Vic Bruno’s home isn’t connected to a public water system. Like most rural homeowners in Madera County, his water comes from a deep hole in the ground.
Bruno: “It’s a three-quarter inch pipe that goes all the way down three-hundred feet.”
Bruno has lived here for 25 years. His ranch is also home to a whole gang of farm animals. So when his well started pumping up sand, he thought of them.
Bruno: "I’ve got horses, sheep, pigs. These guys need water."