A new well is now in place at the Emusembe Church near Kakamega, Kenya. This well serves up to 1,000 people in this relatively densely populated area of Kenya.
Our implementing partner noted at the handing over ceremony...
Our partner in the field reported prior to the installation...
in otherwise contaminated. This is supplemented by the water collected from roof catchment. These sources are inadequate and are susceptible to vagaries of weather."
A water committee (WATSAN) had been formed and these community members are helping with implementation. They will manage the water project going forward.
Geology –The sub-surface geology of the project area comprises of intrusive rock, outcrops of these granite are noted within the vicinity confirming them as the host rock.
Recommended drilling depth – 50 metres
Expected yield – Ranges from 1-2 m3/hr, but this is likely to improve with careful construction and proper well development.
Attached is the photograph showing the drilling process as the 401 PAT drill rig hammers granite rock producing smoke.
Full Well Report is Pending as of April 16th, 2010