Monday, 27 July 2009
New Well at Hospital
We have now installed a new hand dug well on the hospital grounds to help with the water shortage during the hot season. We had been running out of water for both the construction site and the hospital building itself. We have one deep well right now that serves the existing water tower and we would like to take this well and add another water tower and a wind mill for pumping the well. We usually have wind here at the hospital since we are completely open to the south and west. Bob and I have been brainstorming trying to come up with a wind mill that we could make from things that we can find here. If we use things from here, then when the hospital gets turned over to the nationals, they can repair it with parts from here if they understand the mechanicals. The well cost us about $25 a meter and we went down about 17 meters. We sit right on top of a big aquifer so the water is not that far down. The problem is that our property sits next to three of the city's wells so our water table is unstable depending on how much the city is drawing for their towers. The picture was taken when we hit water. We had it dug another meter down after we hit water. It will be a real blessing once we get it up and running the way we want. Click on the picture and you will get a close-up view.
Be in prayer for the hospital as we go through some growing pains. We want everyone to be on the same page as we go forward for Christ's sake. Pray that His name will be glorified.