He has reported:
“Just returning back from ….. after overseeing the digging of the trench at Approved School in Freetown and the preparation for the installation of the Flexigester.
By the time I got there, Mamson [the Project Coordinator for Practical Tools Initiative in the Western Area in Sierra Leone] had studied the Flexigester well (even seeking further information about the Malawi project).
The plot where he located the Flexigester is ideal and the team were very enthusiastic about it. The trench is now complete. All that has to be done is to get the plumber to do the connections and get it going.”
The Flexigester will take the sewage from the latrines and also food and vegetable waste. The gas produced will be used in the kitchens and the biofertiliser on the school gardens where they grow their own food crops.
Unpacking the box
Marking out the site
Unfortunately, due the Ebola crisis restricting movements in Freetown, The Flexigester could not be immediately installed. However, once the restrictions were lifted a volunteer from Practical Tools Initiative was able to visit the school to start the installation off.
Flexigester V10 being delivered
Digging the trench
Lining the trench with geotextile
A Flexigester V10 was donated by Butyl Products Ltd to Practical Tools Initiative. This Flexigester was destined for Sierra Leone. It was shipped in January in a container loaded with tools and other equipment including a car. From there it was delivered to the Approved School outside of Freetown.
Laying the Flexigester out
|Flexigester V10 Kit|
|Flexigester SIB kit|
|How the Flexigester V10 works|
|How the Flexigester SIB works|
|Technical specifications SIB|