Posts made in October, 2014

Blog 6 – What Madeers – 21 de Abril Site Investigation

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Ecuador 2014 – Site Investigation in Flores, Chimborazo, Ecuador On Thursday (10/2/14) the team did a site investigation at a school in Flores call 21 de Abril. We were led to this school by Jose Antonio Pene who is a political leader in the area, as well as being involved in the water supply and distribution in the Gompene area. Unfortunately the community of Gompuene disassembled the system we installed in October 2013 due to issues of one group selling “community” water. Through research of water rights laws by Martiza, and feedback from the community/school leaders we learned that the...

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Blog 5 – What Madeers – Promesa Divina Follow up

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Ecuador 2014 – Follow up Visit – Promesa Divina, Colta, Chimborazo, Ecuador On Wednesday (9/30/14) the team did a follow-up site visit at our installation at the Promesa Divina church. During our investigation we found that the trash filter needed cleaning and big blue filters needed to be changed. We also found that the operator was concerned about having too much ozone in the water, and after some testing we found that the bottles and the tank did not have ozone in them. This created a good opportunity to provide additional training on the system operation, cleaning tanks, back flushing...

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Blog 4 – Jipangato

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Blog 4 – What Madeers Ecuador 2014 – Site Investigation in Jipangato, Chimborazo, Ecuador On Tuesday (9/29/14) the team did a follow-up site visit at our installation at Jipangato. Our team had the pleasure of finally meeting Pastor Moises Vimos Yosaca of Iglesia Evangelica Nueva Vida, whom we had not meet during the October 2013 installation. Moises is the operator of the system and is doing a wonderful job of maintaining the system, which is currently providing clean water to 49 families in Jipangato and Pallantanga, as well as providing 2 bottles a week for the children in the local...

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Blog 3 – What Madders Most

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Ecuador 2014 – Site Investigation in Guayaquil (El Fortin), Ecuador On Monday (9/29/14) did a site investigation in an area called “El Fortin” in Guayaquil. Guayaquil is the largest city in Ecuador and is a coastal/port city. El Fortin means “fort” and was settled by squatters about 15 years ago, who came out of the rural areas looking for work. There is no official law enforcement in this area because the community takes care of things within. If you are not welcome then it’s probably best to stay out. Fortunately our missionary friend from Cuenca, George Wertz, lived in Guayaquil for his...

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What Madders 2

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Blog 2 – What Madeers  Ecuador 2014 – Flying to Guayaquil Early Sunday morning (9/28/14) I picked up Brian Seabaug at the Burns and McDonnell office in Kansas City, Missouri. Brian had just returned from Saudi Arabia two days prior and was not feeling well. When we arrived at KCI Airport Brian was feeling progressively worse and began having major flu symptoms. So the first order of business was to cancel his flight and unfortunately he had to take a cab home from the airport. A couple days later Jim Allen reported that Brian had to be admitted to the hospital due to his situation.  Needless...

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