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The Water Project: Precious Academy Well -
The Water Project: Precious Academy Well -
The Water Project: Precious Academy Well -
The Water Project: Precious Academy Well -
The Water Project: Precious Academy Well -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Schools - Kenya

Impact: 420 Served

Project Phase:  In Service - Jan 2010

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 08/05/2019

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Community Profile

For this project our crew was sent in to replace a well that had not
been drilled properly by another driller.  The old well had collapsed
internally.  The school and local community were in desperate need of a
clean, safe and reliable water source.

The good news on this project is that the well pump from the faulty
borehole could be salvaged and is in good working order.  The last step
before this project will be complete is moving that pump onto the new
borehole casing seen in the pictures below.

We’re awaiting a full report including more photos, GPS coordinates
and the total number of people it will benefit.  We hope to update this
post soon with that new information.

We’re glad to be able to restore this vital source of clean water for the community.

A new water committee of 3 men and 5 women will help oversee this project going forward.

We're just getting started, check back soon!


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.


Sponsors

Individuals:
Gift Date Between 03/11/2009 — 04/03/2009

Groups:
Pierce Middle School - Milton, MA
Waunakee Community School District - Waunakee, WI
La Follette High School - Madison, WI
Agawam High School - Agawam, MA
Mt. Olive Baptist Church - Royse City, TX
Osseo-Fairchild Schools - Osseo, WI
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