The septic tank and pipes are in place to carry waste water from the building to the tank where it will be processed into grey water. However, the grey water must go somewhere and that is the next challenge. With Sister Kathryn supervising the construction of the drainage into two different fields and Mr. Steven A. Bennet from Texas generously donating the funds for the project, the septic system is well on the road to completion.
The first step involves connecting a holding tank for the grey water. You must remember that EVERYTHING in Kenya is done using manual labor. The photos below reveal the tremendous effort needed to raise this huge tank to the top of the platform. From this elevated position, the grey water will be carried by gravity to the drainage fields and supply nutrient rich water to the fields which supply much of the food for St. Clare.
Our next posting will be a photo collage (with comments) of the work it took to get the holding tank in place.