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Re: ..OT: Watch your snow load!

On Sat, Dec 23, 2006 at 01:55:03PM -0600, Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:
> And here (Esquipulas, Oaxaca, Mexico) we dig wells by hand and lower the 
> concrete casings by hand. These are about 12 meters deep, so they are 
> very shallow but an extraordinary amount of work (minimum wage was just 
> "raised" to about 6US$ per day). They are underneath concrete shelters 
> (earthquakes) so if they must be deeper, in go the guys on ropes. 
> Uncontrolled growth causes the groundwater level to lower itself. No 
> easy solutions...
Ouch.  Dug wells are notoriously unsanitary.  Can't imagine that it is
particularly good for public health.



Roberto C. Sanchez

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