Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  In Service - Jul 2010

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 03/01/2024

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Community Profile

This new well serves nearly 700 people in the Emulundu Community is Western Kenya.

Previously this community drew their only water from a muddy and contaminated stream over 3km away (seen below).  Children spent more then an hour every day hauling this unsafe water back and forth.

The new water source will help reduce sickness, and will return valuable time back to the children and women in the community.  It will also help irrigate crops and water livestock increasing food security.

Our implementing partner worked to establish that the water committee is active and involved in this project and they will take responsibility for ensuring good sanitation and hygiene training takes place as well.

Handing Over Report (filed by implementing partner, unedited):

Through the chairman Joel Lime he thanked Bridge water for providing the community with clean and safe water for drinking and that some of the diseases that have been affecting them through contaminated water will not be there anymore and they sung happily saying that this diseases are already gone due to clean and safe water.

Due to availability of water the group has already started planting Bananas as the groups project from the run off water from the week and already preparing land to start planting different vegetables for the dry season a head and this was really encouraging.

The group is energized and willing to venture into more projects that will benefit the entire community due to availability of water in their community. Long Life Bridge water they sung happily.

Original Project Timeline:
7/28/2010 - Project handed over to community. Pictures and report added
7/20/2010 - Pump installation completed. - Picture Added.
6/21/2010 - Drilling is
complete.  Awaiting pump installation.
6/7/2010 - The
community is currently working with the drill team to prepare the site
for drilling.

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Project Type

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!


Sponsors


1 individual donors
Shiloh Middle School
Canmore Colleigate High School
Trinity Eight's Fundraising Page