Construction of Second Well in Quissanga

by fontes on 27/10/2010 No comments

The water source of the small piped water system of Quissanga is an island reservoir with a thin layer of fresh water being surrounded by salty sea water. In order to increase the capacity of the system and at the same time reduce the risk of saltwater intrusion, a second well was constructed on Mecute Island. The construction was carried out by Agua Rural and supervised by a Fiscal (Independent Construction Supervisor) and Fontes Foundation local staff. The well is a large-diameter well (3m), about 4m deep. The first phase of the construction was completed on time, and in a second phase, horizontal filter pipes will be inserted in order to increase the capture of fresh water to a maximum.

fontesConstruction of Second Well in Quissanga

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