How to get service delivery to rural areas.

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  1. Brett Nortje

    Brett Nortje Well-Known Member

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    Today i was watching the news and it dawned on me that certain rural areas do not have water and electricity. if a political party - most probably the one in power? - was to deliver these services to the people, they would no doubt vote for them in the next election, yes? so, without further ado, as it is the right thing to do, we need to get them these basic services, and, quickly.

    I suppose water is more prized than electricity, so, we need to get 'them' water first. this can be done by digging a rut into the ground for the pipes, and, having trucks lay pipes quickly like with my rail idea - the truck drives right next to the 'trench,' or close to it, and then rolls a plastic pipes out the back, and the people roll it into the trench with their hands, as it is light and round, yes? then, they secure this pipeline quickly with nuts and bolts while the truck drives onto the next joining area with more pipes. building these pipes can be done on the spot with a mould for traditional pipes, where, they lay a cast around the cement pipes or such, to get the shape of it, then place a pipe with a smaller diameter inside it, and then lay the inside with plastics to make the pipe that will be used. maybe this could be done even on the move, it might take about a day or two to set up, at the longest.

    The electricity is more or less the same as the pipes, but, we should combine the two. seeing as how wires are cut to be sold for cash, nearly anywhere along rail lines, we could easily supply the natives with electricity by running a wire along the outside of the pipes. or, we could build simple power plants near the villages, of course.
     
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    Brett Nortje Well-Known Member

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    Of course, a much quicker route would be to actually manufacture water within the community. this would need the turning of sand into water, as, when it rains, as it would, the water goes into the ground, yes? this means there are definitely wells or bore holes beneath the villages, leading to natural dams underneath the villages, as the water would just collect in the hole over the years. this means, whenever it rains, dam or not, the water will be collected there and then refill without the help of a dam, of course.
     
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    Instead of piping electricity into these areas, make it locally.

    With low wattage LED lighting, efficient appliances and whatnot...solar becomes a viable option. Especially with the new advances. Now we can make solar roofing materials as inexpensively as higher-end roofing materials and one house covered with such can produce enough electricity to offset the energy usage of an American home with every device we have.

    Out in the rural areas...one good solar farm and a good bank of batteries would likely support a village

    With the water...deep wells and your idea of pumping it in would be best. Ground water levels tend to be variable at the best of times and that area is certainly not at its best currently.

    Redundancy is what you need. Use local ground water first, then the piped in as needed. Water is too critical to not have a backup plan.
     
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    What area of any size population does not have electricity? I could not find one example. There are some individuals living by choice in isolated areas without an electric utility, but they are very few and have alternatives ways to meet their needs.
     
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    try villages in the third world. there are plenty of them sadly.
     
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    Deckel Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Where are you going to get this water from with your long pipeline? It would be much simpler to dig them wells you know...

    BTW, pipe can be pulled through the ground without the need for a lot of trenching depending on big it is.
     

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