You can see from the image above that the water tank has been placed into its final spot, where it will live to collect and retain rain water in the coming wet months.
The octagon retaining wall was built and placed, leveled and smoothed out. Today, I made a trip to South Bay Materials and picked up a half yard of pea gravel with my utility trailer. Here's a picture of what that looks like.
It took a little less than seven wheelbarrow trips to get the gravel to the site, and once it was there, it was an easy job to distribute it and level it out. Here is what looked like.
Then, I tipped the tank on its side and rolled it into place.
The final bit of this project will be to find the right fittings to get the supply pipe connected to the tank's inlet port. But if we get rain before I get around to this final step, it will be easy enough to fit a garden hose to the supply then stick the other end of it into the tank so that water will begin to be captured.
Almost there! And with the threat of a storm coming this weekend, we may be capturing water real soon now!