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07/15/2010

Well cleaning is underway!

At the beginning of July, as the residents looked on, we began cleaning wells in Northern Waunia. With helmets and boots on rope firmly grasped, the members doing the cleaning lower themselves to the bottom of the well.

At the same time, members at ground level make the work easier by pumping water out of the well to a set level.

The members in the well brush the walls clean, and load broken bottles and containers, dry leaves, mud, sludge and other sediment into buckets before members above pull them back up. Wells are cleaned by repeating this process.
 
Finally, we snap a picture of the members after a job well done. Nice work, everyone!

  

July 15, 2010 in Sri Lanka |