The drill team in Haiti thank
Benefaction Foundation (Toronto, ON)
Pitchfork BBQ & Supper in the Country Attendees (Bow Island & Medicine Hat, AB)
Waifs Worldwide Trust (North Vancouver, BC)
For building their capacity with Aqua Bore G2 UD-Super Diesel Mud Rotary
A message from the community
On behalf of the entire team I wish to extend to you their excitement and thanks for this new rig. We have been struggling for some time with our older drill rig as parts are no longer available. The down time to make needed repairs causes a great deal of down time and the wells are not being drilled to the people in need.
This new rig changes everything and everyone is looking forward to the chance to reach out to do more drilling and get more water flowing freely to our nation.
Thank you for making that possible
Some community details (provided by our in-country partners)
There were two mud rotary drill rigs in Haiti. One was nearly 30 years old and experiencing ever-increasing breakdowns. The other was a homemade unit that was donated to Lifewater but lacked durability and part availability. The down time to make needed repairs is idling the teams more and more frequently. This stops wells from being drilled for those suffering from lack of safe drinking water.
The new Aqua Bore machine is a compact, powerful and full featured water well drill rig capable of drilling over 450 ft. through all types of formations. It comes mounted on a dual axel trailer to help it travel over poor quality roads. The new rig has a big diesel engine giving it lots of power to drill deep and even penetrate hard coral layers the current rigs cannot penetrate. The rig controls and hydraulic assists allow the drillers to work much more safely.
With retractable mud pans, high efficiency mud pumps and powerful push-pull power, this rig can quickly be set-up and drill a well to completion. The robust, new components mean that there should be few breakdowns in the years ahead. These factors all combine to inspire hope for the Haitian team that they will be able to drill more wells than ever before, providing countless cups of cold water to those in need.
The Aqua Bore G2 UD-Super Diesel Rig included the following accessories:
It was outfitted with the following options to make it optimal for continous use in Haiti: