How do we get a community to embrace a borehole well? We need one family to be willing to try… … More Simon’s Great Idea!
A “drilling day” turned into a “scout day” in one of the most beautiful communities in the province. … More Hidden Valley (aka LOTS OF HILLS!)
11 insanely busy, yet fun and productive days with the team from Washington! … More 11-days of AWESOMENESS!
We drilled two wells, checked a half dozen others, took water samples, repaired water tanks, repaired a pump and some holes in the water line in the mangroves. … More In Rain or Shine
This same scenario has played out time and again over the past 8 years. I go go go with the planning, fundraising, packing … More Dejavú?
I’m home from Haiti. In short, the borehole well is still a work-in-progress. We partnered with an organization, Water4Haiti, that has an LS200 rotary drill, however the drill needed a part repaired Stateside. One of our teammates, Edward, took the part for repair in Texas (his home State) while the rest of us also returned … More Home for the Holidays
I’ve mentioned before that for manual drilling, Haiti is extremely difficult. Even though it is hard (and has a history of blocking my efforts with the rocks that make up most of the country’s subsurface), it doesn’t mean I’ll stop trying different methods and supporting different teams with drilling here in Haiti. This time, … More One step forward, two steps back
In my last post, “Drilling in Chiluba (Part 1)”, I mentioned that my next post would demonstrate the pumps we built, however I still don’t have many photos, so I can just show a couple shots from when we were testing the pumps. I haven’t been able to retrieve photos from my “mostly dead” phone … More Drilling in Chiduba (part 2)
After leaving Uganda, I went to Kenya for a few days to spend time with Cyrus and his family. Cyrus has been working for Hydromissions since 2006. A plumber by trade, Cyrus was the first consultant “hired” to represent Hydromissions. Since he joined, Cyrus scouts potential projects and trains on our behalf, in Kenya mostly. … More Drilling in Chiduba (part 1)
It’s been tough to get a strong enough cell signal to update recently, so here is a continuation from the last post about Uganda (Down Goes the Pipe). After leaving the Rosser family with my new awesome rock breaking tool that they welded from the leafspring, I spent 11 hours on buses and got to … More Bulldozer