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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: 05/23/2019

Project Features

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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.

Project Updates

04/04/2011: Precious Academy Re-Visited and Repaired

Our local implementer recently visited the Precious Academy to re-train the students and to complete some needed repairs to their well.   The reported… (unedited)

“The pupils of precious academy and there teachers were present during the program. The pupils and there teachers were able to discuss the following sanitation issues at large; disease transmission routes, hand washing, food storage and handling, personal hygiene, environmental sanitation, open defecation and latrines and water in their school. During the discussion, the pupils concluded that poor hygiene and sanitation is as a result of ignorance and lack of knowledge. 

At the time of our visit, we found out that no hand washing practice was done; no dumping site for litter, the pupil’s hygiene was very good. We encouraged the teachers to have a program in the school for checking every pupil’s hygiene on daily basis. We also encouraged the pupils to sensitize their parents back at home on hygiene and sanitation issues.

To restore back the well project, community education was done to the beneficiaries, teachers and pupils in school. The rusted rods were replaced with the new stainless steel rods. The well was chlorinated and water sample taken to government laboratory for bacteriology and physio-chemical test.”

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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.


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

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