Managing projects, training new well drillers, guest speaking and seeing friends tie the knot. This busy summer has flown by so fast that I don’t even feel unpacked from Haiti as I pack for Panama. … More The wheels on my car go round and round
Closing off my three months in Panama is sad, but I am looking forward to going home to see my family … More Last Week in Panama
Returning to Valle Escondido – the land of all those slippery hills! We drilled one hole and found water, but it wasn’t enough, so we persisted … More Back to those slippery HILLS!
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!
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
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)
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
For three days, we tried to break out that rock and for three days, we chipped away at it, pulled out buckets of soil and rock pieces and yet, we did not progress past 87′. The fact that we have an 87′ borehole is exciting for me – it’s the deepest I’ve drilled to date! … More Down goes the pipe!