This project is almost complete. WE ARE UPDATING THE BLOG WITH FINAL DETAILS
ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE WATER SYSTEM. We are waiting for the final photos
from our construction team in Nepal who are making the final pipe connections to the
water tank. Below you will find all details on the project, the work effort and results.
Aapchour, Nuwakot District, is the location of our newest 2017 water project. Aapchour is located approximately 3 hours North of Kathmandu and about 1 mile downstream from the our 2016 Kabilash Project. The people of Aapchour requested help as we were finishing our work in Kabilash. See the letter submitted by the village in the links below. Similar to Kabilash, they suffered severe damage from the 2015 earthquake and have been reduced to fetching drinking water in buckets carrying it up from the river about 300ft below the village. There is a major river running through the valley and it is the primary water source the 400 members of the village rely on for their daily drinking water.
The project includes a 20 foot deep water collection well located at the edge of the river floodplain lined with 42inch diameter cement rings stacked. A Franklin submersible pump is suspended in a 4inch pipe connected to 1.25inch HDPE water supply pipe. The pipe runs up hill 300 meters to a 2,000 gallon water storage tank. The tank is connected to two water outflow pipes running 150 meters to the lower village and approximately 400 meters to the upper village. the water lines terminate at public faucets with water meters providing clean drinking water to approximately 1,000 people.
The geographic lat/long coordinates for the Aapchour project are: 27°53'8.62"N 85°15'50.58"E
The outline of our original project was scoped and budgeted to send a 3 person volunteer team to Nepal to assist the villagers in constructing a catchment box along side the river, construct a water storage tank 100 meters above the river, install a submersible pump and lay pipe to a village of 400 people. Costs were estimated as follows:
We built....more details coming soon.
We also installed 2 donated weather stations donated by Bloomsky. Collecting rainfall data helps monitor and manage the water supply. The Nepal government has very few rainfall monitoring stations and we will work with them using these new solar powered wifi connected units. We installed one unit in Kathmandu and one unit at the school in Kabilash village.
Travel plans: depart May 27-June 12. Stay in Kathmandu.
Pipe: 1.25in and 1in, HDPE
Pump: franklin electric 50Hz, 4inch FPS4400 submersible pump, motor and controller.
Tank: 1,400gal concrete storage tank
Bloomsky: bloomsky and storm units
Kabilash drinking tank: 1,000 gallon concrete tank
FPS 4400 50Hz pump
Franklin Electric 50Hz Submersible Motors - maint & installaton
Franklin Electric Submersible Pump owners manual
philippines video showing ram pump manufacture and installation
ram pump video
demo of mechanism & valves
my ram ump version 1.0