Folks in our rural mountain zone now have water coming out of a pipe!
Five-year old Nelinsky is still using water in the traditional way, ti gode par ti gode (cup by cup), to rinse the soap from his hair.
People here do not think that water grows on trees....
From design to implementation, resident and colleague Toma does the heavy lifting.
|The work began last summer, with volunteer engineer|
Rose Ashford "consulting" and learning with Toma.
|Adjusting the angle of the panels, catching some rays|
|Testing the overflow from an intermediary tank! Not a drop to be wasted.|
|Using the overflow, everyone takes advantage.|
|While relocating the tanks and panels and the intermediary dwom, residents make use of the overflow coming up from the Wash-Wash (Ouache-Ouache) spring.|
|The mid-level dwom will have a bamboo picket fence, to guard against bef and pranksters/|
|Meanwhile, we make use of the overflow.|
|All hands on deck! Toma's daughter, Zanda, age 10, carries cement.|
|"Men anpil, chay pa lou" Many hands make light work.|
|Vwala, yon lot mirak!|
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