Here is what Iíve got set up by my hives. Currently a garden hose (the green thing) feeds a 1 gph dripper that is positioned between rocks in a planting flat of peat moss. This is located under an apple tree so the water that drips out of the peat moss isnít wasted. If Iím not too lazy to turn it off at night, it goes thru about 12 gallons of water a day. Iím on well water, but when I was on city water, I seem to recall the first 10,000 gallons was a fixed price. 12 gallons a day might not be too expensive.
Yeah, I know this is a real eye sore! When I have the time, I will try to beautify it a bit.