SECOND,finally,I really get to retire! THANK YOU to the Mexican community who have formed their own committee of 6 to take over the running of the sewer! Perla, Letty, Oswaldo, Pando, Primi and JuanCarlos, our local dentist and liason to LaHuerta. 3 additional members were added: Francisco (delegado), Pepe and Suzanna. ON their agenda is a plan to rely on the Mexican community to also pay fees for sewer, uncover and repair the old sewer pipe, install air valves to release air blocks and install a new 20 HP pump.
WE are grateful to OSWALDO, who removed the LaHuerta generator from the pump house to clean and make ready for use in a power outage. Oswaldo also volunteered to have a new skimmer basket made by the fishermen, from the stainless steel frame. It then is hooked up to a long, sturdy pole. This is one of the essential tools for Teco to clean the black water before it gets to the pumps.
AS FAR AS the donations that came in to the "Caja Bank" in town, to repair the failed pump: it was only constipated and didn't need the extensive repair. I have saved that money in a separate area to be used for any designated future project, which I will oversee. You are welcome to take a look at our account, just ask. We have enough funds from the other donations to pay Teco for about 2 months more.
IF you want to donate to the sewer fund you can always go to the CAJA LAHUERTA account #1-6538. Located in the middle of town on Maria Acension. You can also pay by paypal, but there is a fee.
We are waiting for the promised funds from the state and federal to update our whole system. Once they have decided where the pumps will be located, we could create a "gantry". A method of pulling the pumps for maintenance and repair. We already have the pulley and hoist donated. We only need to make the columns and beams to slide the pump out to a waiting truck.
Of course, I will always be interested in the management of the sewer system. All of us can talk to any of the members of the committee. CONGRATULATIONS to the fabulous new committee! We are behind you 100%!
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