Sunday, May 31, 2015

Day 5: 5/23/15

Our first full day in Asanquiri!  We got up at 7:00 am for breakfast and got to see and amazing sunrise.

After breakfast we asked Zoli to give us a tour of the area so we could get familiar with it and figure out exactly what we needed to do.
He was showing us their greenhouse!

One important goal we had for this trip is to restructure the diversion ditch around the tank of the 2013 system, as well as take care of the Sika lining on the inside of the tank that was peeling off.  Zoli told us that the 2013 tank has not been functioning well at all.  He said then when it fills up all of the water has leaked out within a couple days.  The tank was discovered back in 2011 as an abandoned septic tank and looks like this:

So we have made making this tank functional at least temporarily will be our main priority.  We decided it would be best to get rid of the Sika, and add a cement layer of reinforcement to the inside of the tank to try to stop the leaking.

Our first task of the day was to go with Damian to acquire sand and gravel for the concrete mixture.  After a lot of searching and some minor car trouble on the way, we found adequate sand and gravel mixture that can be used for the concrete of the diversion ditch, as well as reinforcing the inside of the tank.

After a long day, we all helped Zoli today in making a delicious dinner!

Intense concentration on vegetable chopping

It was nice to get to converse with Zoli and figure out how the water systems have been holding up, as well as how the school has been in general.

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