Once more, the drought is reaching a crisis point.  The water table has fallen so low, that we can no longer pump the vital water from our well. The men here are conducting some repairs. They discovered, however, that the water level is too low to pump anyway. In addition, our water trucks are having…

  Phew, everybody!  I do apologize for the delay in getting a blog post up these days.  For one thing, the internet (need I say more?).  For another, there’s been a lot going on as we close another school/work year. So let me catch you up on what’s been going on as we wrap up:…

  Look at those faces!  This is one of the outtakes from picture day at the school.  These are the second graders….and what an effervescent, hilarious group they are (as you can see). The start-up tasks of the new work year (Sept-June), coupled with a fickle internet, have made it difficult to put up regular…

The development department has traveled south to visit some friends who live and work in Grand Goâve.  It is a rare chance for most people in our community. While they are there, they will be visiting several places where they can observe and learn about different areas of expertise in their line of work.

  It is always a joy for us when we see our staff taking initiative and pride in investing in their community.  This past week, we saw this happen in two ways. On Saturday, DDL (Lemuel’s Development Department) organized a community wide event to raise funds towards the purchase of a tractor for the community….

  The Well Project took center stage on the blog over the last couple weeks.  But, friends, there have been many other exciting things happening at the same time.  In our context, investing in people takes on so many different forms.  Let me catch you up on the ways our community has been moving forward,…

    It didn’t take long on Day 4 to get the call:  We’ve hit water! Judy, Ani, and I quickly piled into the car and rushed down to the Lemuel garden land.           The 6″ casing arrived at the site, but there was difficulty, since the hole had filled in again….

  On Day 3, still at Site 1 (TW1-a), the drilling team began putting the 6″ casing down.     They ran into some trouble while trying to put gravel and clay in the hole to block a salty, upper aquifer.  The guys measured and re-measured with incredible patience trying to make sure everything was…

    Day 2 began with blowing out the drilled, 360-ish-foot hole to clear it of debris and allow the water to come up for better testing.     Maxwell (from Northwater) is with us for the drilling process to document soil types and test the water.   (These are soil/rock types pulled from different…

  Although originally slated for Monday afternoon, Day 1 actually turned out to be Tuesday.  We began at Site 1, also known to us as TW-1a (as labeled by the water study done in 2015).     I am by no means a well drilling technician, but I’ll try to give you a basic summary…

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