Hoi Nam Yen Village - May 2016
Hoi Nam Yen village is nestled in the mountains of Thailand and is home to more than 600 villagers who live primarily as farmers. During the hot season of March – June, when the temperature routinely rises above 40˚ C (104˚ F), there is a serious lack of water.
By working with the local Buddhist Monastery, Catholic church, Thai government, village leaders, and EDF (a French power company) we were able to bring water from a spring 1.5 km away to the village.
We used a solar pump that is automatically regulated by the controller to lift the water the required 80 meters to the water storage tanks. Civil works included constructing a spring box, pump house, two water storage platforms, nine pipe junction boxes, six water access tap points, and over 2 km of piping.
We also brought water to the local Buddhist temple on top of the mountain and the village school.