Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Well digging, water at last
The electrical system was connected and the magic moment arrived. At first there was only the sound of air being pushed out of the pipes and then came water! Large quantities of sand came along with the gush of water, but in about half an hour it cleaned up. Cleuson and I quickly got our buckets out to use some of the water for trees and plants around the reception center. How sweet it was to give them the water they need. As we find time, we'll clean off dust from the leaves and fronds. End result: the well is 60 meters deep; 21 meters of water in the tubes; and an output of approximately 7,000 liters of water per hour. For the time being we'll take water from the pipe you see in the image. The water box should arrive tomorrow.