Project Status

Project Type:  Protected Spring

Program: IcFEM Water Projects

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase: 
Community Managed
Implementing Partner Monitoring Data Unavailable
Initial Installation: Sep 2013

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Community Profile

This project is part of IcFEM's WaSH program, which includes multiple water source schemes as well as substantial community level hygiene promotion, and training on project operation and maintenance. 

What follows is a brief project outline direct from our partner: 

Kware spring is in Marula village, Muyuchi sub-location, Lumakanda Location of Kakamega County. Maize is the main staple food and cash-crop in the area. Other economic activities include livestock rearing, coffee farming etc. 

The area receives quite a substantial amount of rainfall annually for farming but still has a major problem with accessing clean water for domestic use. There are a lot of reported cases of water related diseases in the area e.g. typhoid, dysentery and diarrhoea. 

Kware spring is a potential water site that will help ease the water problem in the region given its large amount of water and ability to supply water by gravity to the surrounding areas. No attempts of construction have ever been made on the spring in the past despite its great potential. 

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Protected Spring

In many communities, natural springs exist as water flows from cracks in rocky ground or the side of a hill.  Springs provide reliable water but that doesn’t mean safe. When left open they become contaminated by surface contamination, animal and human waste and rain runoff. The solution is to protect the source. First, you excavate around the exact source area of the spring. Then, you build a protective reservoir for water flow, which pours through a reinforced pipe in a concrete headwall to a paved collection area. Safe water typically flows year-round and there is very limited ongoing maintenance needed!


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