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Last week, one of our nationals took a call from a resident in some vil- lage where we drilled last year - just to express their thanks that there had been no waterborne illness since we installed their well, whereas previously the village was constantly having to deal with water illnesses. Praise the Lord we could bring them health through clean water. Tomorrow, we are going to install - for the first time - a new type of hand pump made by Agua 4 Vita. We are going to do the testing for the manufac- turer. From the pump on the surface, water is forced down to a flexible bladder enclosed in a metal tube, which is about a quarter bigger than the bladder. As the bladder expands, it forces water up the discharge pipe to the top of the pump. As the handle on the pump is pressed down, the hydraulic pressure is reduced in the bladder and it collapses to its normal shape, thus sucking more water into the metal tube. Then the upstroke of the han- dle on the pump pressurizes and expands the bladder again, forcing the water in the tube up the discharge pipe to the top. Got it? This new principle type should last much longer than our old pumps with the cylinder, leathers, and piston at the bot- tom of the well. We’ll see. We are excited to test it out. We can pump from much deeper wells now if we have to, but most of our wells are pumping from between 60 and 100 feet, but this one we are installing will be at 130 feet. Wow, what a day! Four wells visited and the new Vita pump installed. It’s work- ing flawlessly and the villagers couldn’t be happier! And so are we since we antic- ipate hardly any maintenance for several years based on how it operates. It is a little harder to pump, but it’s also pumping from 130 feet, so I’m guessing it would be about the same as the old hand pump from that depth. As several guys tried their arms at raising a lowering the pump handle, the villagers were enjoying hilarious laughter from their comments. Then one of the ladies volunteered to try it, and she was excited as well. It is emotional for me to experience their joy over something as basic as clean water that we hardly give second thoughts to. [More from Larry next month.] If you would like to help, contact Gary Bartholomew at 509-466-5075 or 509-939-1941 Tim Tim Rasmussen may be contacted via e-mail to michele@ 38 APRIL 2020 WorldWide Drilling Resource ® The HYDRO-ARC 6500 S JSBC multifunction A/C generator and D/C welder from Fabco Power provides the mobile power to fix everything, anywhere. Hydraulically driven, it easily installs into the existing hydraulics, eliminating the need for a second engine. It oper- ates A/C tools, air compressors, lights, and more. The HYDRO-ARC is economical, convenient, compact, rugged, quiet, and nonpolluting. Fabco Power is a Valued WWDR Advertiser. Rasmussen cont’d from page 34. The dust on butterflies and moths are modified hairs called scales.