*We have enough to pay our cleaner person, Teco (Ricardo), who is doing a fantastic job. Not only cleaning, but recording data each 2 times a day, he works: Usually 8 am and 6 PM. With such close attention to detail, we can quickly diagnose a problem if it comes up.
*We need to thank 2 super volunteers who (in their workshop) re-built one of the 50-75 pound check valves, re-installing it with brand new DYI rubber gaskets. It is now as good as new, saving us 40,000+ pesos. At a later date, the same will be done to the second check valve. A new metal basket has been made to scoop out the heavier items and a scoop screen is in the re-make stage as it was not picking up well. A method of checking the flow rate was designed by The Engineers Without Borders, using a numbered pole. This, too, has been completed, ready for installation..
*Thank you to our Delegado, Gustavo, for his work in solving the blockage by the sunset bar. This is an area where the pipes are almost level and because there isn’t enough action in the sewer line, the sludge (a lot of grease, fish scales and sand) doesn’t move and begins to build up to make the blockage. THIS IS WHY IT IS TIME TO HOOK UP. The town system was designed for the amount of people in our town and more. We need to get enough liquid action happening to keep things moving on out to the treatment plant!
*These are the steps involved in hooking up:
1) Go to the delegado, pay 700 pesos for your permit. office land line: 315-351-5048
2) Call Pando, cell: 315-110-0217 He speaks Spanish but I bet he’ll recognize your address
3) He will come to your house and find the connections necessary to hook up (your cost)
*Will try to upload pictures as soon as possible.
*You can always donate, to keep this going, at the bookstore and at the local “credit union” called the “caja”. Perla will write you a receipt. Our books are wide open if you want to take a look at income and expenses.
*Much thanks for helping to keep our town sanitary and safe for everyone!