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Well No. 21
Methodist Technical School - Yrybucua
Sponsors - St. Mark United Methodist Church
In Memory of Glenn Taylor
The Community Korean Methodist Church of Englewood, New Jersey has been a long time supporter of the Methodist Church of Paraguay, and their most recent project is construction of a technical school in the town of Yrybucua. This large facility will need a dependable water supply, so the Agua de Vida Ministry agreed to drill them a well. The funds for this project were donated by the St. Mark United Methodist Church in memory of the husband of Mrs. Vera Taylor.
Methodist Technical School under construction
Members of the Yrybucua Methodist Church did the drilling
The well is located on the site of the Methodist School and drilling went smoothly. We employed a group of 4 young Paraguayans, all members of the Yrybucua Methodist Church, to do the drilling. Two of the team had worked with us on other wells and they did a great job. Since there is no water service at the site, we had to haul water from a nearby stream - Arroyo Yrybucua - which translates to Buzzard Hole Creek!!!
Ed and Samuel getting water for the drilling
The guys building the well house and power pedestal
There was no established electric service at the site so we ran underground electric power to the well site. We put in an electric service pedestal and well house to protect the well and the power connection. As always, the kids always love to play in the water while we were cleaning out the well. Lots of fun on a hot day.
Kids playing in the water while we clean out the well
The tank temporarily located on the first floor
Since the roof of the school had not yet been finished, and the site needed water, we located the tank temporarily on the first floor. As always, Linda painted the tank the Paraguay flag colors with the facility name. The Yrybucua Technical School will be a grand blessing to the area, and a dependable water supply will help the school as well as the neighborhood. Thanks to the folks at the St. Mark UMC!!
Sponsor: St. Mark UMC, in Memory of Vera Taylor's husband
Drilling date: Aug 22-27, 2007
Location: Latitude - S24° 28.654’ Longitude - W 056° 05.106'
Elevation: 175 meters above mean sea level
Total cost: $2,781
Drill depth: 60.8 meters
Soil types encountered: clayey sand and sandstone
Static groundwater level: 12.2 meters below top of casing
Dynamic groundwater level: 20 meters below top of casing
Installed well depth: 60.0 meters
Length of screened section: 18 meters
Length of gravel packed section: 36 meters
Length and type of sealed section: 1 meter of bentonite pellets
Pump description: 1 hp electric submersible pump
Depth to base of pump: 38 meters
Flow rate: 2,000 liters per hour
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