Friday, June 29, 2012
Water for the Army
Today's picture was taken in 1864 near Fredericksburg, Virginia. It shows a soldier from the Army of the Potomac drawing water for the troops. It looks like his cart has water barrels, so he probably has a pretty big job each day drawing the water. I would imagine providing water for an army with tens of thousands of troops was no small logistic feat.
OK, now for the moment you have all been waiting for . . . the results of Project HAO . . . wait for it . . . waaaaaaaait for it . . . . SUCCESS
Yes, we struck very good water down at about 75 feet. Now the next step is that we have to lower concrete culverts down the well to serve as lining for about the bottom 15 feet of the well. Then, the question is, do we let the children draw their water with a plastic bucket or do we provide them with a dandy hand pump, allowing them to not only have water for themselves, but perhaps also provide water for needy folks in the area.