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Gilwadzi Village~~Update#12

Some pictures from Day#3 of pump installation  at Gilwadzi Primary School:

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Gilwadzi Village~~Update#11

 

Some pictures from Day#1 and Day#2 of pump installation at Gilwadzi Primary School.

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You are welcome to visit our Exhibit Booth starting Monday, August 24th — Saturday August 29th. In Building #2, look for …

… “I planted the seed, Appollos watered it, BUT God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is ANYTHING, but ONLY God, who makes things grow.” 1 Corinthians 3:6-7 (NIV).

Gilwadzi Village~~Update#10

Currently the students at Gilwadzi Primary School (enrollment of 447 pupils, 221 girls and 226 boys, 12 teaching staff and 3 non-teaching staff)  fetch water from ADUKA  spring located  about 4 km  (2.5miles) from the school compound.

We  are trusting God that the sign below will be posted at Gilwadzi School soon…. and the water well will provide clean water to about 500 households of about 6-10 people


NOTE: Gilwadzi  village has ~500 households of approximately 6-10 people.

Gilwadzi Village~~Update#9

Pump testing is complete. There is plenty of clean water gushing off the ground– Praise be to God!.

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Awaiting advice on pump capacity before scheduling pump installation.

Borehole/Well development is DONE! Thank you for praying and believing!!! Next:

  • 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.~~Tentatively scheduled: Sunday August 9th/Monday  August 10th

 

Well development (the two steps below) went on without major issues. Thanks for praying!!

  • 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.~~Wrapping up by Saturday (8/8/15)
  • 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. ~~Wrapping up by Saturday (8/8/15)

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