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?
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!
We finished the Rain Water Catchment (Plan “B”) project in Butenga! It took about a week and a half to get the material to the site, but only three days to complete the work. Planning and scheduling can be quite difficult in the field. The town, Luweero, that we go to for most of the … More Rain, rain, please STAY!
Remember how we were slowly chipping away at the rocks in Butenga? Our daily routine looked like this: Drill, get stuck on a rock, hand-dig out the rocks, shovel them into a bucket to be dumped outside of the pit. Find softer soil, drop the drill into the pit (thinking that perhaps we had passed … More Plan “B”
Each Hydromissions project is unique because we work in many countries, most of which have different climates, languages and cultures within themselves. … More Panama Projects
Although Stateside at the moment, I still have stories to share from my recent work in Panama. Read about the new pump design and check out the manual (link in the post) to build your own! … More A New PVC Pump!
Simon (pictured in red shirt), Raul & Chuck drilled a new well on Isla Tigre! Simon, who I trained 6-months ago, has drilled 3 other wells previously on Isla Tigre. This new well will serve a cluster of 3 homes (about 15 people), however each home can have additional relatives staying for long periods at … More Isla Tigre has a new well!
This is a my attempt at sharing some more photos and stories from Uganda. It is a weak start but these will get better! No matter how long my trip – whether it is 1 week or 8 weeks – my “luggage” is always the same. One single backpack. I tease my trainees that come … More Where is my pillow?!