Feb 10, 2016
In 2015, Lamp Rynearson went international with the firm’s purpose statement of “leaving a legacy of enduring improvements to our communities.”
Working with Omaha non-profit “Aqua Africa”, whose mission is to provide drinking water for communities in South Sudan, Lamp Rynearson was able to design the organization’s first “Village Supplier” water system. The system includes a well, solar-powered pump, elevated storage tank, and gravity distribution system to three points in the village. This system replaced contaminated supplies with clean, safe drinking water, and is drastically decreasing times required to collect and transport water.
Collecting water, a task that used to take 2-3 hours daily will now take only a half hour in a safe, close location. Unlike hand pump water wells, which average 5,000 liters of water a day, the Village Supplier water system is expected to provide up to 80,000 liters of clean water daily to over 2000 people in the village of Nimule. Our team included employees from the Omaha, Kansas City and Lakewood offices.