Bondeau Haiti Project Summary

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Bondeau Haiti Project Summary

WFSV is assisting a team from St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Bethesda-by-the-Sea, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Delray Beach, FL and the South Florida Haiti Project organization to bring clean drinking water to the people of Bondeau, Haiti. We assessed the current water situation, conducted a geological survey, tested surrounding wells, evaluated the electrical power situation and we will recommend an appropriate solution. We will be working with Water for Life drilling a new well and building a pump house building.
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Project Details

The site is approximately 3 hours West from Port-au-Prince in Bondeau, Haiti.
Bondeau is located approximately four kilometers (2.5 miles) from the city of Miragoane, in the south of Haiti, on the road that leads to Petit Trou de Nippes. St. Marie Madeleine, is a congregation connected to the Parish of St. Paul in Petit Trou de Nippes.

View the project maps: Steve Rowland GPS coordinates
Bondeau KML
The new village on the St. Marie Madeleine (SMM) campus is constructed around a village square with porches covered to protect from rain and sun. The construction is cinder block with wood trusses covered in galvanized steel. Housing units are built around the village square with a large raised circle in the middle for plants and flowers.


Grundfos (USA) donated the solar pump, controller and regulator. Retail:values $6000-7,000 USD. It runs on 48 VDC. We added a submersible electrical cable added ($~460.00 USD), Atlantic Supply is the supplier of well material costs from the supplier ~$6,300.00 USD.

Generator Replacement

We are exploring options for replacing the generator at the site:
We received two quotations back from generator suppliers in Miami. I have been asking for recommendations for a replacement for the SDMO T20 in the 20-25kW output range. Seems there are units available locally from several sources.
General Power - Quoted for a new SDMO T20 20kW generator with John Deere power at $12,285 with enclosure. I spoke with Rafael on the phone and he seemed very knowledgable and experienced with supplying Haiti. He was recommending the SDMO because it is fairly common in Haiti with its French origins (it is now part of Kohler Power Systems) but he recommended the John Deere diesel power since it is used in construction equipment. He stated that he could help us out with generator parts and advice to service providers by telephone any time.
Americas Generator/Triton Power - Quoted for a Triton18 kW generator with Yanmar power at $9,500, but not sure what all is included in this quote and what may be extra.
Pending quotations from FG Wilson Generators and Tradewinds Power.
Of course, the more we learned the more questions there were:
  • Do we want to stay with 240/120V, 60 Hz, single phase?
  • How big a fuel tank do we need (55L/100L (don’t know what is there now)?
  • Do we want an acoustic enclosure (assume yes)?
  • Any other options or accessories?
  • If we buy a “For Export Only” unit we can save money, these units are Bonded so there may be some issues with getting the container out of the USA and into Haiti.
The units look to weigh between 1500-2200 lbs.; any weight limit concerns on the container?
Please share your questions, comments, concerns.

REPORTS & PRESENTATIONS

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Sponsors & Project Team

The South Florida Haiti Project(link)
St. Gregory's Episcopal Church(link)
Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea(link)
St. Pauls Episcopal Church(link) Epiphany Lutheran Church and School of Lake Worth(link)

Electrical Power

Backup Generator
20KW Generator - Model #20GF-LDE by Huayuan Diesel Manufacturing 1 Phase, Rated @ 90.9 AMPS, 60 HZ, 220/100 Voltage

Submersible Pump
Red Jacket Enduro 1 HP 20 GPM, 2 Wire 230 V pump, with a New Bronze 1.25" Check Valve. The pump was purchased from MD Pumps www.mdpumps.com on the 18th of June 2013.

Well Drillers
Blue Ridge International for Christ- Haiti, 2310 TR 4444 Rt 2, Sugarcreek, OH, 44681; Eli Mast, Jr. (330) 893-2972

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