This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Bob Figlock.
To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.
The project was to refurbish the existing deep well to provide water for the families of Division 5 and for the kindergarten.
It’s been just under a year since the well at Division 5 was bored. The ground’s freezing last winter made the process tricky, but the intrepid drilling crew and community of herders ultimately succeeded in keeping the drill’s engine running long enough to break through the permafrost.
Since then, the new source of water has saved a large number of hikes to the frozen river to pick-axe ice out for drinking water, irrigated the community’s summertime vegetable garden, and filled a trough used for watering animals.
The community of Division 5 fulfilled their side of the agreement this summer by building a brick building to shelter the pumping mechanism from the winter’s cold.
We extend our thanks to Bob for completing the project and to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Figlock, Sr. for providing the funding.