The MSABI team pose for a photo infront of our first drill site. In shot are all the MSABI bikes and work tricycle.
Flushing the well of drilling fluid and cuttings in preparation for a pump test.
I have a go at flushing. It is very difficult.
The team fetch water.
Applying centralisers to the PVC casing. It is important to make sure the casing is centrally located within the borehole. Each peice of casing costs $40.
Putting the casing into the borehole.
Backwashing the borehole to stimulate the aquifer.
Installing a temporary rope pump.
Pump test! We first (try) to pump the well dry, then wait 20min and find out the recharge rate (i.e. the volume pumped before the well is dry again).