Man, it’s great to see progress.
As of today, while there are still kinks to work out, a community
water distribution system is up and running.
The system has 2 wells, located 1/2 mile apart, one at the Brad
Reddick School, the other at an orphanage we work with.
The orphanage well is 70 ft deep, and pumps directly from the
power of 420 Watts of solar panels. The panels are mounted
directly on top of a 40 ft tall water reservoir that can hold
about 7500 gallons in the elevated reservoir, and another 5000
gallons in a ground level section.
The school well is 200 ft deep, with a pump run on either (a)
direct solar power, (b) battery stored power and an inverter, (c)
our Lister Diesel Generator, or (d) our portable gasonline
Both wells are tied together in a 3 mile long underground line,
with public access spigots every 200 yards or so.
Additionally, this water will feed the agricultural training area
at the school. Our agronomist, Pierre, will be raising crops, and
teaching others how to do so themselves.
We will also provide taps off the community main line for multi-
family farming plots as the need arises.
Both wells have tested clean and safe, typical for their depth.
Tomorrow, we will install more solar panels at the school, and
make sure our plumber, diesel mechanic, electrician, and
maintenance man all know how to keep things up and running.
-Community Relations here in Haiti.
-sometimes it’s the basic things that get complicated.
whether it’s one laborer stealing from another, someone getting
jealous cause we didn’t hire them, or even jealousy among team
members over who is in charge, we just need to keep that in