Construction Continues

Construction Continues

With construction going at full speed, the project is moving along at a great pace. Oliva, Carrie and I went out to the field for the day to monitor construction while the rest of team stayed back at the house to work on water testing and to create some educational documents. On the field, we were able to inspect rebar and concrete installation. Pipes were put in place that connected the pump into the reservoir. The first tap stand was mostly constructed, several additional meters of the pipe line were built. The pipe line now crosses the stream, which means somewhere around 200 meters of pipes have been laid so far.

Tomorrow, the contractor will permanently secure the pipe around the stream so that typhoon rains will not damage that part of the pipeline; I am curious how he will deal with the running water and make sure the concrete will dry fully. Today was very productive and I’m very excited to see pipeline reach further along the main road in Ubujan. We are now one big step closer to having a finished project!

Matthew Walton

 

Philippines Project
Philippines Project
The Philippines Project Team is currently partnered with the community of Ubujan in the Philippines, and is investigating how The Engineers Without Borders, University of Delaware Chapter, can best aid the community.
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