While some parts of the Philippines has been experiencing floods, Surigao del Sur unfortunately suffered one of the longest dry spell ever. Four months of no rain has brought critical level to the water dams which most rice paddies are dependent of. The water allocated by these dams can only supply water to low lying rice lands. Those reaching higher lying ricelands can barely supply the needs of the farmers. Until the rainy season starts, some farmers will be unable to cultivate their rice fields, unless a mechanical deep well will provide the much needed irrigation to these desperate farms, easing the impending rice shortage.