Thursday, October 22, 2015

Sri Lanka, Rotary irrigation project: digging some trenches

Laying three kilometres of irrigation pipe

Today is Thursday and it was a productive day. On day one we laid pipe to the main road, roughly 300 metres. We had to go through a bunch of trees and under the main highway. After many trouble shooting scenarios, our gang - led by Larry (from Okotoks) - saved the day. The electrician knows his stuff; without him we would be stuck.

The villagers have helped immensely and we are making great progress, we're probably 50% of way done. It's very humid - my shirt was absolutely soaked within an hour!

We have met some great locals and had a lot of fun so far in our attempt to make a difference.
Digging the trenches:

Larry and a villager delivering the irrigation pipes:

Jordan and some locals gluing the pipes:


Long view of the trench:

Larry, Dave, Jordan, Wade, Jeff and Tony
DWC / Rotary

Sri Lanka, October 2015

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