The well is drilled using a bore hole method and it is all done by hand. Different soils/rock require different tools.
We started off cruising, digging several feet every couple of minutes. John was very excited!Then we hit some rock. John was not very excited. We were stuck for about 5 1/2 hours and thought we might have to pull out and start somewhere new BUT......we made it through!
Then John was very happy again!(Sorry, no picture of him being really happy).
And after five days we had water!!!
The plan is to place a solar pump as well and treat the water using UV rays. It's all completely over my head. My job was to document the adventure and serve as the anchor to keep the big metal poles in place while they were pounding around down there. (After a minor accident in which the tripod fell down and hit Chad's car. We realized the importance of the "safety zone" after that! All in all, not a bad way to spend the week! :)