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Today was slow–spent most of the day consulting. The drilling crew and geological surveyor are on the same page:The well can be developed at the 60m (~180ft) depth. Below is where the process stands:

What has been accomplished in the Drilling Process:

  • Step#1: A hydro-geological study to locate where reservoirs or underground water springs exist as well as to establish aquifer depth with enough water in the aquifers to feed/charge/recharge the borehole.~~DONE
  • Step#2: Seek local government permit to drill~~DONE
  • Step#3: Mobilize and set up of the equipment at the site. To guarantee a straight well in to the ground , the mast is erected using a spirit level to ensure that the machine is set upright.~~DONE
  • Step#4: Drilling borehole proceeds using for example an air hammer (DTH) equipement until water has been struck.~~DONE
  • Step#5: Insert the casing/ slotted casing at the well bottom, which basically is PVC rim that supports the borehole walls to ensure that the walls do not collapse, leaving a one meter piece of PVC casing protruding above the ground level to ensure that run-off rain or other water and silt does not find its way into the borehole.~~ON GOING
  • Step#6: Pack the circumference of the well on the exterior of the casing using specially graded sand or gravel that serves as a water filter. ~~TBD
  • Step#7: Test pumping of the borehole, a process which allows for measuring how much water the borehole is yielding versus the recharging rate. Ensure water is continuously pumped out of the borehole for a sustained period. Helps determine pump to be installed.~~TBD
  • Step#8: Pump Installation.~~TBD
  • Step#9: Build a raised slab around the borehole, which ensures that any sitting water flows away.~~TBD
  • Step#10: Well Dedication and hand over to Well Committee.~~TBD

Please continue in prayer for the drilling crew as they work on developing the borehole!!

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