Namlo Reaches New Heights: Water Flows at the Namlo/Engineers Without Borders Water Project!

Namlo Nepal is enjoying the fruits of many months of hard labor. Most recently, the project with Engineers Without Borders has literally reached new heights with water finally arriving at the top of Ward 8, which is almost 1,000 feet above the water source. With funding from the Jordan Foundation and the Welland Family, This project was designed to provide water to 125 households of Achalkot, Manpur ward no.8, Sabhung Bhagabatipur Village Development Committee of Tanahun District.

Water containers line up at a distribution point

Water containers line up at a distribution point

 

For months, a team that was comprised of EWB volunteers, the Namlo Nepal team, the Namlo Nepal Board, the members of the local community and Lasersun, a Nepalese engineering company toiled to dig trenches, build platforms, transport water tanks, lay delivery pipes, install solar panels and pumps to bring the water up the steep sides of the valley below Ward Eight.

Water finally arrives!

Water finally arrives!

 

Details of the work can be found at the EWB Hartford Professional Chapter website located at http://www.ewb-hpc.org A beautiful video is now in the works to documents the experience, the trailer of which can be found here https://vimeo.com/96529628 “We had started to work on this 2nd phase project from March 28th and now, finally, we are able to uplift the water via solar system. Now we are constructing Tap Stands for fountains, and three Tap stands construction is done, whereas still construction going on at 4 Tap stands out of 7. We still need few more weeks to complete this project. The villagers are very happy and we are too!” (Aruna Thapa)

Work on the Solar Panels

Work on the Solar Panels