A Long Dry Season

We have had lock down on the well today.  Drinking water pumped up first thing in the morning and then the whole thing locked so that all washing and laundry water be taken from the swamp.

The Maronka well when it was first dug,
capped and producing clean water.

This is really just the first half of dry season so it was more than a touch disconcerting to realise that the well was almost dry yesterday.
The ‘well man’ has been round today and we will be getting it dug out further, on Sunday.
Let’s really hope that this will be enough to keep things healthy and safe for the whole population which has so significantly increased since the well was dug originally.
Note to self: wash when the sun is still hot – swamp / river water is much much colder than well water!!!!
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