May 2015, Borehole siting, drilling and pumping test field work, Paoua, Central African Republic (CAR)

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May 2015, Borehole siting, drilling and pumping test field work, Paoua, Central African Republic (CAR)

Central African Republic (CAR) 2015

With less than one week notice a hydrogeologist travelled to Paoua, Central African Republic (CAR) to support Medecins Sans Frontieres France in drilling a new borehole for Paoua Hospital. The hydrogeologist brought equipment to support the work including data loggers, GPS and water quality analysis equipment.

Following a geophysical survey, two boreholes were drilled successfully, one at the hospital and one at the field base. The hospital borehole was the most productive borehole in the locality according to records obtained from the National Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (ANEA: Agence Nationale de l’Eau et de l’Assainissement).