Sat. July 19th 2014 BBQ Day at Toolan's cottage at Shercock. Phone 0879972508 or click here for more details...
Since this is a new technology for the area (though well proven elsewhere), specialists from the USA will conduct a full training program in Ndop in November 2009 - including an explanation of the principles of bio-filtration. Practical workshop instruction will be given to specific villagers on the construction of metal moulds and the production and correct use of the concrete filters.
An agreed standard design of hand dug well will be used. The same design will be used in all villages where wells are to be dug Negotiations are underway with an experienced well constructor. Each hand dug well takes three weeks to complete..
Competent technicians will be encouraged to develop small businesseses around fabrication of moulds and the installation of filter units. These will be financed by micro-finance loans on favourable terms.