After 15 years, many major components of the water system at our headquarters’ support center have exceeded their expected lifespan. This vital system filters out iron, softens and chlorinates to disinfect the water and make it safe to drink. This system not only serves our support missionaries living at this center– 75 houses, a school, medical clinic, dental clinic and a guesthouse, but also the local community. Twenty-six to thirty percent of the water going through our water system benefits our neighbors, who are invited to bring containers to fill up for safe drinking water in their homes.
Our current chlorination system contains components that were designed for limited residential use, and it struggles to keep up with the current demand. The proposed new industrial system would be able to disinfect the water our community needs. In addition, the system would be upgraded with a modern controller, which will prevent shutdowns and malfunctions with warnings before damage is done instead of after, as is a problem with the current system. These warnings are important to prevent damage to systems and parts that are difficult to obtain and replace.
The system is currently stretched in its ability to provide clean water. Our center is operating with only one well, since the pump in the back-up well has failed, and an aging water system that is constantly needing replacement parts. This system demands regular supervision and maintenance. With the two key people able to operate and maintain the current system going on home assignment next year, time is critical. The upgraded water system will be more reliable and the operation and maintenance more manageable.
Will you help us replace the needed components of our water system so that we can continue to function well as a support center, providing vital services enabling those serving in tribal locations to plant churches?
Total needed: $83,000. If you are from the US and would like to contribute to the water system project you can use:
Check: mail a check payable to Ethnos360 to Ethnos360 312 West First Street Sanford, Florida 32771-1231. On the memo line enter “PNG 743J98 CIP- Lap Water System”
Credit card: Go to www.ethnos360.org scroll to the bottom of the page where it says “Give Where Most Needed” Enter the amount you would like to donate and click “Submit”. On the Check out page click on “Add notes, designations or instructions for the Finance Office” and write “PNG 743J98 CIP- Lap Water System” in the box, select “Ok” and then proceed to enter your payment information.