Atonobi borehole project starts
November 3, 2023
Click on the photos to get full-size.borehole project in Atonobi. The hydrogeologist came with some equipment to figure out the best place to site it. It seems from the pictures that he has a phone app that communicates with the orange device, which is measuring something by means of a pole that is sunk into the ground. I don’t know what is being measured, or how this works. Please enlighten me if you know!
These photos were sent to us by Kwasi. I’m happy to recognise some faces among the villagers, below.
I’m so happy that this lovely community is soon going to have fresh water. I hope the borehole is finished by the time of my trip next month (December 2023), so I can drink from it.
Update (5 November)
The prospecting company has sent us their report, and it seems encouraging.
They have identified three possible sites for a borehole, called A42, A35, and A30 in their report. Surprisingly to me, the two sites with the coordinates are only 4 metres apart. This seems rather small compared to the depth of the hole (70 to 120 metres). But overall this is very good news!
Update (17 November)
Update (30 November)
Update (12 December during Mark’s visit)
The borehole is almost complete. The concrete base has been made. All that remains is to fit the pump.