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Growth brings change! In the past, UWP would work with local welders to fabricate items as needed. As our volume of projects has increased, so has our need for various welding tasks. In order to reduce costs, give us better quality control as well as the ability to test design changes and innovations quickly, we now need to purchase an electric welder and the accompanying supplies. One of our crew members has basic knowledge of welding but we also want to invest in additional training to ensure we are producing excellent, consistent results.
What does UWP need welded?
- Valve Box Covers – this protects the exit valve on Rainwater Collection Tanks from damage or vandalism.
- Tap Lock Boxes – These locking boxes go over the water taps for Rainwater Collection Systems to prevent damage or vandalism when the system is unattended or to help monitor water distribution during dry seasons.
- Water Filter Stands – These simple stands mount a pair of water filters at the proper height to allow for filling jerry cans with filtered water.
- Hand-Wash Stations – These metal stands hold a water reservoir and are placed near latrines and kitchens for hand washing.
- A myriad of other tasks related to running a work crew and maintaining vehicles, tools and equipment necessary for the work we do 🙂
Honda’s EU series is light quiet and the power is clean. Previous attempts to use cheaper generators have resulted in noisy work sites where communication is difficult, lugging a heavier alternative is makes loading and unloading dangerous and exhausting. Clean power is also important – we have seen less expensive generators burn out appliances, electronics and tools because the power they produce is not an even regulated supply. This generator will serve to power more than just the jackhammer – it will also provide a back up supply for our office as well as portable power for community training events and other field work that depends on power.
At first glance you may think this looks like a boat anchor of solid state electronics from a few decades ago – and you would be correct 🙂 However, that is exactly what we need for a simple, robust piece of equipment in Uganda! This Portable Water Level Meter will take the guess work out of documenting the water level and overall depth of the borehole wells that we work on in Uganda. This unit will help our field crew increase the accuracy of our measurements and it will save time.
This water meter will help UWP to:
- Check water level and overall depth in wells being repaired.
- Record and track water levels in the wells we monitor.
- Monitor water level on new wells while test pumping.
Our monitoring and evaluation team travels A LOT on pubic transportation which is often slow and inefficient. We want to equip them to continue to gauge the impact of our work in Uganda through the purchase of this off-road motorcycle. It will take our team to the furthest reaches of Uganda, well off the beaten path and into the communities we’re working with you to help.
We created a problem – over the past couple of years, we have improved the quality of our workmanship which includes the strength of our cement mix. That is generally a very good thing but when there are occasions when our maintenance team needs to replace a faucet or section of pipe and we need to break up part of the concrete tap stand to do it – our crew is facing a big job that takes a lot of time and energy to make a small repair. This jackhammer will allow us to work quickly with minimal effort and fewer people.