BG Milhorn visits tube well
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Milhorn, deputy commanding general-support for Joint Task Force 505 during Operation Sahyogi Haat and commanding general of the Pacific Ocean Division, visited the Corps-built water well located at the Nepal Armed Police Force Headquarters in Halchowk, Kathmandu. Milhorn observed that the well survived the earthquake with minor repairs and provided water for more than 5,000 displaced citizens. The district managed the $1.3 million installation of seven wells, which range from 500 feet to 1,000 feet deep. Each one is complete with more than 6,500 gallons of water storage capacity, filtration system and emergency generator. Located throughout Kathmandu, each well can provide potable water for up to 15,000 people following a disaster event.