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L18-W068
New Well for New Buchanan Block D
Old Water source
Demonstration at Health & Hygiene Workshop
Celebration of New Well
The People of New Buchanan Block D Quarter #2, Liberia, thank
Loch Raven United Methodist Church (Baltimore, MD)
Ken & Sheila Otteson (Fresno, CA)
Catherine Bergvinson (Langley, BC)

For helping them get safe drinking water
Latitude: 5.88755 Longitude: -10.00852
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Testimonial

Dear Lifewater & Sponsor,

We the residents of New Buchanan Block D, whole heartedly express our thanks and appreciation to you for constructing a hand pump in our community. 

Thanks, may the All Mighty God bless you all.

Respectfully yours,

Community Residents

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Dear Lifewater & Sponsor,

May our Lord Jesus Christ bless you. We are very happy for this workshop held in our community. Thanks.

Yours truly,

Trokon Zorbah, Chairlady

 

 

Project Summary

New Buchanan Block D Quarter #2 , is very populated, the land is flat with white sand and covered with elephant grass, therefore the soil is not suitable for farming. The local people tap and produce Palm Wine to sell to the local markets, to make an income for their families. The lack of safe water is a serious problem for this area, and the women and children who are responsible for collecting what they need, would walk long distances to get water every morning and evening. The challenge here also is that to dig even the hand dug wells like other communities, is very difficult due to the loose sandy ground and the sand collapses in the well while they are digging.

It was a moment of joy and relief for the women and children when they saw the Lifewater team in the community to provide them safe clean water.

On June 1, 2018 a Health & Hygiene Workshop was held for this community with 20 participants.

This well was drilled as part of a cooperative NGO initiative to provide safe drinking water to all Liberian's. Thanks to ''The Last Well Inc.'' for their coordination and support!

Well Details

Project Completed: 2018-06-03 Well Depth: 75 ft.
Depth of Water: 17.00 ft. Casing Diameter: 4.00 in.
Screen Length: 20.00 ft. Developed By: Electric Pump
Development Time: 2.00 hrs. Well Yield: 10.00 gpm
Disinfection: 24.00 hrs. Handpump: Afridev
Water Colour: Clear Water Odour: None
Turbidity: Clear Taste: Good
Nitrate: 0.000 mg/L Bacti Test: Negative
Iron: 0.000 mg/L pH: 7.000




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