After picking up the three suitcases from Piura and arrived back at home, we immediately went to work. We had already drilled holes in the bucket covers and buckets so that we could install the filters and test each system.
We need to make these systems for the families living in the tent homes in Catacaos. Click on this link to see the flooding that took place in March. It's just awful. The other two pictures were taken from Peruvian newspapers showing the tent towns outside of Catacaos. We will be visiting this area on Sunday after Mass. We plan on delivering the systems to the homes, and training them on how to use them.
Niles, someone who works at the school, helped us install the spigots into the bottom bucket. While he was doing that, Lisa and I primed 36 filters. We were very methodical in the way we worked on assembling each system. The key to doing this assembly/testing is to stay organized. Lisa and I have been working really well together. She is an awesome worker. (The only thing she doesn't do very well is peeling potatoes. LOL Inside joke!!!
As evening approaches, we're tired and we plan on getting in bed by 11. It's 10:23pm and we just completed testing 8 systems. 10 systems are still dripping away and must drip from the top bucket to the bottom bucket. If no red food coloring is in the bottom bucket, we know that the purifiers are working. These 10 systems will finish overnight. We will continue this process for 32 more systems on Saturday.