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We just returned from our February trip to Bani, Dominican Republic, and we got to see the well project first hand. For those that don't know, Cornerstone raised enough money to enable Pastor Esdras to have a well for clean water, next to his church. The water out there is not safe, it is crazy expensive to buy clean water and often dirty water is bottled and is sold as "clean" water. It is so sad to see children drinking from water out of the river that is so badly contaminated!
Esdras will sell the reliable water at a cheap price and it will help support the local ministry as well as local economy.

While we were there, the health inspector came by and gave the well his STAMP OF APPROVAL! They plan to go public on March 7th!!! The system was quite impressive. Below is a pictorial of the process. (for you engineering types - yes there are odds and ends not shown - an overall view)

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Where the is water piped in from the well

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Blank tank: first holding place for unfiltered water

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then the water is taken through these three tanks
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sand removal

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carbon removal

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water softner

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Filtration System

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water is now taken to two large holding tanks

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Before water is sold it is taken through one last filter and UV light to kill any bacteria

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people come to the window to buy wanter, bringing their own container

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the container is cleaned with fresh water

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containers are then filled and sold

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******* THE PEOPLE have been cheated and lied to so much about their water, Pastor Esdras knew it would be important to have a professional appearance so he does not look like a fly by night operation. Below is a few pics of how we transformed the entry way.
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before shot of outside of the building

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yes, i can do manual labor

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walkway in progress

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After this one was complete, we built another one under the receiving window and another one to the church building

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Some of the landscaping

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More landscaping. We also spread out a truck full of stone

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When we were eating dinner on the last night - Pastor Esdras and Roberto got inspired to paint a bolder

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