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The Water Project: Emayungu Community Well -
The Water Project: Emayungu Community Well -
The Water Project: Emayungu Community Well -
The Water Project: Emayungu Community Well -
The Water Project: Emayungu Community Well -
The Water Project: Emayungu Community Well -
The Water Project: Emayungu Community Well -
The Water Project: Emayungu Community Well -
The Water Project: Emayungu Community Well -
The Water Project: Emayungu Community Well -
The Water Project: Emayungu Community Well -
The Water Project: Emayungu Community Well -
The Water Project: Emayungu Community Well -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Dec 2011

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 04/13/2018

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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.

CURRENT WATER SOURCE

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. 

POPULATION

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

HYGIENE AND SANITATION

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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Project Updates


12/06/2011: Water Flowing at Emayungu!

We’re delighted to be able to upload these photos showing the Afridev handpump being installed at Emayungu. This has been an excellent project undertaken by Bridge Water! Now that the hardware has been installed the project team will keep in touch with the community at Emayungu and make sure they are managing the facility in a suitable way. The main issue here is to do with Operation and Maintenance (O+M), and BWP are committed to ensuring this project is functioning and community managed for years to come.  


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12/01/2011: Emayungu community well test pumping complete!

We’ve just received news that Emayungu has been successfully test pumped. This project is now nearing completion. Once the concrete works have cured the team will install the handpump and handover the facility to the community. 


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11/28/2011: Emayungu Well pad construction

We’ve received photos showing the concrete works under construction at Emayungu. It’s a pleasure to share these as this project reaches completion of the hardware stage. 


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11/22/2011: Emayungu drilling complete!

Bridge Water Project have passed on the good news that the drilling has been successfully completed and that there is sufficient water to serve the community. They are now in the process of preparing the concrete works for the well pad and obtaining a hand pump. We an all expect another update on this in the coming days. Great news!  


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11/14/2011: Community education sessions under way at Mayungu!

Great news coming from the field, as Bridge Water Project have informed us that community education is well underway, and the community have been participating in the hygiene promotion aspect of this project! 


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Project Photos


Project Type

Borehole and Hand Pump

Girls and women walk long distances for water when safe water is very often right under their feet! Underground rivers, called aquifers, often contain a constant supply of safe water – but you have to get to it. No matter what machine or piece of equipment is used, all drilling is aiming for a borehole that reaches into an aquifer. If the aquifer has water - and after the well is developed - we are able to pull water to the surface utilizing a hand-pump. If all goes as planned, the community is left with a safe, closed water source providing around 5 gallons of water a minute through a hand-pump.