This team worked hard from Monday to Friday taking data back home to Arcata, California to prepare their formal report. We learned about a lot of things we can do, simply, to make our system better.
1) We have 2 volunteers who will fix the check valve if it is an easy fix.
2) We will make an aluminum measuring stick, so we can gauge flow rates.
3) They said we have a GOOD system and it is qualified to serve this community when we all hook up. In fact they are strongly suggesting that we do hook up, so the un-covered laterals can be taken care of. There is a hook up fee to be paid and a cost for each house connecting to the street. The cost depends on the outflow pipe located in every different home.
4) The strong 4” pipe going out to the treatment plant is sized correctly and there are a few ways we can help the water to leave the pump house faster, without flowing into the crocodile lagoon, during rainy season.
5) If all goes well, a small group of engineers will be back around June or July to take a smoke test and further study, during the rainy season. The engineers said they had a good time and especially liked talking to all the people of laManzanilla.