Heshron writes “We’re very happy to inform you that our Borewell drilling was a success even though we had to go through a lot of problem due to the backing out of Siliguri Borewell company in the last moment.
Finally we asked our younger son Mark to arrange the Borewell drilling from Shillong which he did very promptly. Borewell drilling is very common in Shillong but in Kalimpong this was the first time which may be the reason that the borewell companies in Siliguri don’t want to take the risk. It took them three days to complete the job. Mark himself supervised the entire drilling work till we got the water and returned home to Shillong .
We got the water around 70 meters but they went down further by another 30 meters. They said we should be able to pump out at least 5000 – 6000 liters of water every day. Water looks very clean and no iron contents which we had feared in the begin
ning. We’ll send the water sample for tasting incase of mineral contents before we start using it for the kitchen. For washing & bathing it will be ok at the moment. However, we’ll always be careful with water and not exploit it just because we’ve in plenty. Once the monsoon comes , we’ll start collecting rain water in all our reservoirs.
Now there are many hotels and business communities including the school hostels want to do the bore well drilling . No doubt it is quite expensive but cost effective in the long run.
All this was possible because of your help and prayerful concerns. We need to thank God much for the provision He made for this Home. All the children & staff are very happy to have our own water source in the compound. We’re making arrangements to pump the water from Bonami to Albella .
We are now not having to buy water in trucks deliveries. Our water supply from the water works department is now reduced to once in 5 days for 30 minutes in 1/2 inch pipeline. Everyone in Kalimpong is suffering due to the water crisis. Most of the stream water have dried out due to no rain .”
No Health issues at Albella. The boys at Albella are well with no illness epidemics at present . With Dr. Ebi on-site the boys are able to have regular health check-ups.
NEW WEBSITE. Hampshire County Council has for some years hosted free of charge our website but now due to financial cuts they are no longer able to continue. We have a new web address, please do take time to look at the website which is up and running but is still work in progress. www.albellaboyshome.org.uk
On behalf of Heshron, Ebi, the children and the staff at Albella thank you for your continued support. I do hope that you have a happy and peaceful Summer.