BYU students build drill for finding ground water

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  • WaterDriller Provo, UT
    May 1, 2011 11:23 p.m.

    This is Nathan, one of the student engineers on the team. Thank you for your interest! We are very excited about the project and yes, it's a non-profit organization that does not represent BYU or the LDS Church. In a few week we are taking our drill to Tanzania to hopefully drill a well for a village to implement it. The idea is that it will continued to be manufactured there in country. I'd be happy to answer any questions! Hopefully you'll hear more about our upcoming trip!

  • libertarian Cedar City, UT
    April 19, 2011 9:20 a.m.

    A great project and worthwhile effort to rescue people from poverty, I'm surprised the local government hasn't tried to stifle it. . .

  • Tommy2Shoes Lehi, UT
    April 18, 2011 2:33 p.m.

    Regardless of motive if they have produced a product that helps people help themselves then they've accomplished some good in this world we share. Sometimes we need to let smart people do their work and just enjoy their results. Good job boys. Next project please.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    April 18, 2011 10:32 a.m.

    Great use of class time, real-world applications are the best way to learn and there is certainly nothing more worthwhile than a humanitarian benefit.

    @dektol, shame on you for saying that. This drill was built for a non-BYU or LDS nonprofit for the development of water resources. This most certainly is not primarily a missionary tool, otherwise the LDS Church would have issued the call for designs and would market it under their brand.

  • Dektol Powell, OH
    April 18, 2011 9:37 a.m.

    They are from BYU. Their motives will be ever suspect. The real goal is mormon converts and helping people is secondary. We see this throughout the world with these types.

  • Zorro Bakersfield, CA
    April 17, 2011 9:36 p.m.

    Fantastic product but terrible reporting! Who are the team members?