The team comprised of 4 students from the Norhtwestern University chapter of Engineering for a Sustainable World (ESW) and Michel Maupoux from Green Empowerment, was on site for 4 weeks ending July 20, 2010, to participate in the construction of a dual ram pump system in Tres Hermanos. The project was successfully completed in that time.
As I was out of commission for two weeks due to dengue fever, the students did a great job of participating and documenting the whole installation, showing that installing the pumps themselves is only a part of the work. This particular system was comprised of a network of pipes for lifting water and for its distribution, made of 6km (~4 miles) of pipes.
Attached is the system construction report filed by the students, with photos showing the hard work and its results.
Enjoy, and thanks for your support.
Thanks to the generosity of our individual and institutional donors, equipment has been purchased: 6 solar panels, 9 batteries, inverters, controllers, etc.. Installation by the local BGET team is scheduled to be completed by end of September 2010. The dorm students will then be able to boost their learning by using computers. The completion report will be produced and posted here shortly thereafter.
The technical design for the system is ready, but we haven't been able to purchase the equipment yet due a shortage of funds. We are only $3000 short for implementing the whole project. We are still hoping to raise this missing amount and install the system on the dormitory in 2010.