Hello Friends of Water for Sudan,
It is now the rainy season in South Sudan, so all drilling has stopped. We ended the drilling season in May with 28 new wells, bringing our grand total to 104 wells since 2005.
So the rainy season allows us time to do our other work! Construction of a new secured compound for our vehicles and materials has begun in Wau. Much needed repairs have also begun on our vehicles. We have two drilling rigs, but this past season we were only able to use one as our newest rig, the Deep Rock 150 Drilling Rig, incurred electrical and computer malfunctions-- possibly caused by the extreme temperatures in South Sudan.
Our founder and president Salva Dut traveled back to the US this summer and brought needed parts back to South Sudan. Salva will continue to oversee construction of the compound and equipment repair.
Planning has begun for this season's drilling, which should start in late November. We hope to drill at least 30 wells this coming season. Our focus is on installing deep water wells with hand pumps in the Republic of South Sudan's "Returning Sudanese Settlement" (repatriation area in Bar al Ghazal, south and southeast of Wau); and installing wells with hand pumps in villages that do not have any clean water presently and are located in the areas of Equatoria and Bar al Ghazal.
Thank you for your contributions to Water for Sudan. Thanks to you we are able to bring fresh, clean water to the people of South Sudan.
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