Wet and Wild
Wet and Wild

A wet and watery weekend for Wayne Martin will mean a repaired water
system in earthquake-affected Dhading district. Wayne who, with his wife
Tanuja, served at the United Mission Hospital Tansen, is also a keen
kayaker. Recently, he competed in the Avon Descent, a 124 km two-day
paddle event in Western Australia. Three days of rain before the event
meant good water levels in the stream, and an exciting race. Two hundred
kayakers participated, so Wayne was thrilled to be placed 7th.
in Dhading identified the need for repairs to water systems during the
visits of UMN assessment teams over the last month. The earthquakes of
April and May, together with subsequent tremors, have not only broken
pipes and tapstands, but also altered underground aquifers. Some
previously adequate sources have dried up completely; others are
producing less water than before. One of UMN’s key activities in the
second phase of our earthquake response will be rehabilitating some of
these water systems.
So the AUD 10,000 raised by Wayne and his team will be very useful. Thanks Wayne, Tanuja, and all who contributed!

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