Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  In Service - Dec 2011

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 02/14/2024

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Community Profile

TWP is delighted to be supporting Bridge Water Project as they work with the community on this project. Bridge Waer Project have sent us this initial report, and what follows is direct from them, edited a little for clarity: 

The proposed project is with Emayungu community.  The environment of this community is very dry in dry seasons. Being a community of many people, the individuals of this community really suffer since water is fetched very far. The real source of this community a river that is contaminated with dirt and running waste from the bush. Most diseases that are encountered in this community are typhoid and cholera among children.

The community will greatly be helped if water will be drilled to them.


The Emayungu Community currently accesses water from a big river called Emayungu.The water from the river is turbid hence not clean at all. Due to this there has been a problem of cholera, typhoid and cracks on the skin of the people who consume the water. 


The community has a population of 500-1000 people. The water will also serve Emayungu Church of God which has a congregation of 300.


The hygiene and sanitation condition is not bad in this community since at least every home has a hygiene facility like toilet, bathrooms and dish racks. Still the community needs to be taught more on hygiene and sanitation.



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Abundant water is often right under our feet! Beneath the Earth’s surface, rivers called aquifers flow through layers of sediment and rock, providing a constant supply of safe water. For borehole wells, we drill deep into the earth, allowing us to access this water which is naturally filtered and protected from sources of contamination at the surface level. First, we decide where to drill by surveying the area and determining where aquifers are likely to sit. To reach the underground water, our drill rigs plunge through meters (sometimes even hundreds of meters!) of soil, silt, rock, and more. Once the drill finds water, we build a well platform and attach a hand pump. If all goes as planned, the community is left with a safe, closed water source providing around five gallons of water per minute! Learn more here!