Pipe ready for concrete at Source Lanon

The pipe is ready for concrete near Source Lanon. In the photo below, notice the
marks from jackhammer on the rock walls. This is one of the things that made the spring capping such a challenge. In some places near the source, the men had to  jackhammer the trench five feet wide and fourteen feet deep in rock while in other places had to dig in dangerously soft and wet ground.

Jackhammered trench

Pipe laid near the spring source in a trench dug entirely by jackhammer

There are no big concrete mixer trucks in this region of Haiti. Concrete is mixed in small machines and transported into the trench bucket by bucket.

Pouring concrete around pipes near Source Lanon September 2013

Pouring concrete around pipes near Source Lanon September 2013

 

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