Engineers Without Borders

Thailand 2005

Huai Houk, Thailand

The overall objective of this project, as stated in the implementation plan, was to rehabilitate and
expand the water supply system for the village of Huai Houk, Thailand to meet the 20-year
projected need. A second component was to improve the sanitation system for the village. Due to
the extensive work needed to expand the water system the project plan called for a phasing over
several trips.
  • Phase 1 – Rehabilitate the existing system from source to storage tank, install new tank. Collect data and evaluate new source.
  • Phase 2 – Develop new water source and incorporate it into the existing system.
  • Phase 3 – Develop a distribution system to each house.
  • Phase 4 – Sanitation system
During the May 2005 implementation trip we were able to complete phase 2 and a portion of
phase 3. During a period of six days we constructed a new water system consisting of over 4600
m (15,090 ft) of two-inch pvc pipe. Details are provided in this report. The new system has
resulted in a greatly improved water supply to the village. The Rehabilitation of the existing
system was not completed and no work was performed on the sanitation system.

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