The Proposed Bukaya Community Well Water Project Rehab is a drilled well which was initiated by KEFINCO in the year 1983 and fitted with an Indian Mark II pump. The pump served for sometime but got spoilt and eventually was vandalized by unknown people. Since then, the community members have had to go back and get water from an unprotected spring called Maero spring. Members of this community have expressed their wish of rehabilitating the well by installing an Affridev pump so as to help them access quality and safe water for their domestic use.
CURRENT WATER SOURCE
The community currently gets water from Maero spring which is seasonal and it is 2km away from the community. The spring is down in a steep valley that is a really heavy burden to climb while carrying water containers. The turbidity value is 45 hence not guaranteeing the quality of the water.
The community has a population of 60 households and 600 pupils from the neighboring Bukaya Primary School.
HYGIENE AND SANITATION
The hygiene and sanitation of this community is good since every home has a clean compound, latrine and a compost pit. BWP staff while carrying on the baseline survey interviewed the village elder and ascertained that every home has adhered to hygiene standards despite their water problem.
If the project is rehabilitated the community and Bukaya Primary School will be the direct beneficiaries.
ASSESSING THE NEED
The Bridge Water Project has assessed and seen that there’s need to rehabilitate the well so that the community can have access to clean water for their domestic use. BWP therefore proposes rehabilitating the Bukaya Community Well so as to enable the school and community to have an access to quality water and improve their hygiene standards.
The first step in the process of implementing this rehab project, BWP officers will facilitate the formation of a water committee that will be in charge of their community well to ensure proper management for sustainability of the rehabilitated well.
10/19/2012: Bukaya Project complete
Bridge Water Project have confirmed that Bukaya Community Well is now functional after the rehabilitation process, and has been handed over to the community.
This project has been a great success. Bridge Water will maintain contact with the community and ensure that ongoing management is successful in the long term.
09/18/2012: Hygiene Promotion at Bukaya Community
Bridge Water have been busy the last few days working with the people of Bukaya community on key hygiene and sanitation messages.
A local Kenyan well drilling NGO
Repairing wells can be one of the most efficient ways to bring clean, safe water to a community. When our partners identify old broken down wells, they assess the costs of repairing it vs. replacing it. Often times, it's relativly easy to simply replace a rusted pump or even re-case the hole.
Each repair project is put through the same community mobilization process as a new well. Communities are trained in sanitation and hygiene and long-term follow up is put in place so that the repaired well will work for as long as possible.
A well being repaired for a community in Kenya
Project Type: Well Rehab