Friday, 28 June 2013

Land Surveys for Water Projects

Honduras Real Expeditions is hosting a group of US engineers this week, representatives of different institutions (such as Engineers without Borders and Rotary Club) doing land surveys for future water projects in the Marcala area  (La Paz, Honduras) with ADEC (Agua y Desarrollo Comunitario) as local counterpart. Much of the groundwork for the projects has already been done by ADEC, but it is necessary to verify elevation levels with a GPS total station to make sure the water system will actually function in the future. So armed with walking sticks, machetes, measuring tape and GPS equipment, the 8 engineers hiked up and down the mountains of three communities around Marcala as well as the community of Virginia in Cop├ín Ruinas. Lost of slippery slopes, muddy boots and behinds, but the work got done!