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Sixteen countries have reported data on well development activities expected
during FY 2005 (Table 2), with a total of 2,588 wells expected to be developed
between October 1, 2004 and September 30, 2005. The average estimated cost per well is $4,230, and includes boreholes, dug wells, developed springs, and improved technology traditional wells.
We complete wells by building a concrete pump pad and installing a Bush Handpump.
Chlorine is used to Disinfect Wells and then water test kits are used to confirm that water is safe to Drink.
Lifewater drill teams in Liberia and Nigeria have drilled over 100 wells.
The average cost of a well and handpump is $2,000
Each well typically serves 500 people.
This is correct.
Each well typically serves 500 people.
Originally posted by Creative_Seeker
the cost is soley reliant upon how deep down the water table/aquifer is. Hitting an aquifer 6m down is a hell of alot cheaper than trying to reach one 20m down.
Originally posted by LostInAMelody
This is ridicolous, Shadow88, there IS water in Africa but it mostly contaminated because of many reasons, then, drilling a hole to get water is EXTREMELY expensive, that is because you live in the US or Europe and believe that the world follows those prizes. I live in South America and building a watering hole is extremely expensive and not very reliable, because you may not find water in the hole you made and maybe the water you find is contaminated. ANd remember that most of the empoverished people that live in africa earn less than 2 dollars a day. So here I rest my case.
stop being so ignorant about the world, you people believe the world is just like the US or Europe
The World Bank has invested some $20 billion in water projects in East Asia, South Asia, Latin America and Africa.
The Pentagon is spending nearly $5 billion per month in Iraq and Afghanistan, a pace that would bring yearly costs to almost $60 billion. Those expenses do not include money being spent on rebuilding Iraq's electric grid, water supply and other infrastructure, costs which had no parallel in Vietnam.
The development of the South African diamond industry is inseparably linked to the rise of the De Beers empire. It was the young Cecil Rhodes who founded the De Beers mining company in Kimberley in 1888. He named it after the original owners of the Zandfontein farm. Rhodes was fought intensely against competing owners of other mines, and by the end of 1889 he had the South African diamond industry under his control. At that time the quantity of diamonds produced could be manipulated and the price kept to a profitable level. But with the discovery of new resources near Pretoria and in South-West Africa (Namibia) the predominance of De Beers was broken. Ernest Oppenheimer, an immigrant from Germany, with his Consolidated Diamond Mines (CDM), founded in 1919, became the leader in the field. In 1929, Oppenheimer also became president of the De Beers group and eventually united both companies in a cartel.
Originally posted by Frosty
I disagree Howard.
Many of these third world countries which you speak of were all ready just that before westerners had a hand. In fact, if anything, western colonization has given a better life to tens of millions across the world today. If not for the whites, much more of the world would live in mud huts with no running water, no one to feed them, no electricity or gas, or even metal thechnology. You talk about us little people sitting back and not doing anything about it. But what the people directly effected doing about it? Simple fact is that if these countries don't like what we've done to them, then they can by all means revert back to the way they once were...
And I wonder why they are not.