By Josiah Wilson, Video Producer/Editor, U.S. Department of Defense
A warm shower, running faucet and clean drinking water are the types of small conditions most people tend to take for granted ... until they re gone, that is. An under-performing well on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, threatened to put these comforts on hold for U.S. service members deployed there.
Thankfully, a group of [NMCB 28] Seabees stepped in to fix it before the well ceased operation. The well s capacity was quickly dropping, along with the pressure necessary to keep water flowing, due to sediment buildup in the well s filters. It then became the Seabee s mission to work vigorously to plunge the well and clear out the filters. This took more than a week to accomplish.
Nonetheless, the Seabees managed to save the day. Watch this video to learn more about the project from their perspective.
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