距大塘鎮政府13.2公里, 屬較邊遠的山村. 共有農戶56戶, 人口181人, 耕地面積1500多畝, 主要經濟作物為水稻, 甘蔗, 群眾收入極低, 年人均收入1800元左右, 生活較為困難.
1992年, 群眾集資1.2萬將古老的水井擴建, 在地勢較高的山上修建了一座14立方米的簡易蓄水池, 鋪設塑料自來水管, 建成了簡易的自來水工程, 解決了一定的飲水困難. 但由於年又失修,自來水塑料管道老化, 嚴重漏水, 蓄水池池體已開裂, 起不到蓄水功能, 整個自來水系統已經基本報廢, 群眾飲水靠肩挑, 加上水井挖在農田旁邊, 主要是飲用地表水, 一旦下雨, 洪水, 田水, 生活污水, 農葯便流到水井里, 飲用非常不衛生, 曾經出現兩次輕度的農葯污染水井, 造成群眾中毒事故. 一到乾旱季節, 水井無水供應, 要到1公里以外的小溪挑水.
整個自來水重建工程, 包括將水井挖深, 重建蓄水池, 重鋪水管和購買高壓水泵, 共10萬元. 現在自籌資金2萬元, 尚缺8萬.
Agape Project Tour 2006
10th, Nov: Heng, Liang Qing, Da Tang Town, Bai Le Village, Xia Lei Slope, Drinking Problem
This area is outskirt at 13.2 km from government of Da Tang Town. There are 56 families, 181 people. Area for farming are about 1500 acreages. Their main crops are rice, sugar cane. Annual Earnings is 1800 dollars each person, it’s very low and their lives are in hardship.
The existing system was built in 1992. They collected 12 thousand dollars to extend a well, built a simple water pool with 14 cubic meters on the mountain and installed some water tubes. However, the tubes became old and leaking. The water pool was broken and the whole drinking system was no longer usable. They have to carry water for drinking, washing and watering. They got poisoned by insecticides because of their wells are too near to their fields and insecticides came into their wells when it rained or in floods. They have to walk 1km away to carry water from river during dry seasons.
The whole drinking system reconstruction, includes digging the wells deeper, rebuild water pool, reinstall water tubes and water pumping, is totally 100 thousands. They’ve prepared 20 thousand dollars and 80 thousand dollars is needed.
居民以大小容器積存已經用過的食水 They store water that have already been used
斷開了的水管 Broken water tubes
受訪的農戶, 人畜食水每每要到兩公里外帶取, 農作物灌溉的水源嚴重不足, 生活在缺水的困難中已有十多年.一談到生活的艱苦, 他就不禁悲從中來. This visited farmer have to walk for 2 km to carry water. Not enough for drinking, washing and watering. They have been living with this drinking problem for 13 years. He was very sad and cry when he talked about his life.
電力不足也是他們面對的問題. 以油燈照明. Electricity supply is not enough. They use oil lamp to light.
另一位受訪農戶, 由於子女已經成長, 生活算是該區當中比較好的, 但仍要面對飲水問題, 受訪當日看見他的衣衫還放在外面沒有水可以洗. Another farmer. His son and daughter have been grown up and are working in the city, so his life here is better. However, he still have to face drinking problem. His clothes weren’t wash yet when we visited him as there was not enough water.