We were to begin our Cistern Project yesterday at 8 am sharp. At 10 am we were informed, when there were still no workers present, that it was voting day for the Chairmans of the villages and other elected offices. So, no work was done. This morning at 8 am sharp we have our 4 workers present, and pouring down rain! We were hoping to get the project up and running before the rainy season hits which is any time now. (Hopefully not starting today!) It should start any time and rain until late November or early December. We aren’t clear if this will be all day rains, everyday, or just some rain and some sun everyday. We will find out soon enough.
Please pray that we can get this project done before we get too much rain so that we can catch a lot of water to be able to water crops during the dry season. The project should only take about a week to complete if the weather would co-operate and our workers show up everyday!
The main picture is taken from abraingutters.blogspot.com, I use it just to show an example of what our project will be like. Gutters have to be put up on our buildings and then a pipe will direct the water into the large tanks. We will have two tanks, one holding 3,000 liters and the other 500 liters. We then hope to use these for drip irrigation on our crops.