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Spring 2008 Update

In 2008, three wells were completed in the villages of Saboneta, Tanhoc, and La Canoa.

Completing the well at Saboneta was particularly satisfying since a previous attempt in 2007 resulted in a dry hole at over 500 feet deep. However, after working with the local government to obtain aerial photos and consulting a hydro geologist, Chuck Gruenenfelder, from Spokane, Washington we were able to choose a different site which resulted in water at 250 feet. Bob Perry of Utah was the driller and Ernie Parkins also of Utah along with Dave Klomp of California assisted in completing this well.

A merry-go-round style pump was installed in the village of La Canoa and a hand pump in the village of Tanhoc. Both of these wells were drilled by Bucky Mowrey of Ohio with Billy Hamilton of Ohio assisting him.

Another pump was installed by Lynn Bartholomew in a previously drilled well at a nearby medical clinic.

In addition to the wells, we started a 40×60 foot structure that will become our shop. The walls and roof were built and doors were installed. The donation of a forklift by Jim and Rhonda Beyreis of Arizona will greatly assist in loading and unloading supplies in and around the shop.

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