Project Status

Project Type:  Protected Spring

Program: IcFEM Water Projects

Impact: 500 Served

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

The spring is in Kasing’e village, Kakurkit sub-location, Angu’rai location in Busia County. The area is rich in agricultural production mainly producing Tobacco, Cassava, Finger Millet, Maize, Beans, livestock etc.  The area has a population of around 2000 people. (Editor's Note: While this many people may have access on any given day, realistically a single water source can only support a population of 350-500 people.  To learn more, click here.)

Rainfall amount ranges between 750mm and 1800mm per annum. Most of the region is typically remote with grass thatched houses making it difficult to tap the rain water for household use. The region has no access to piped water. This means that a majority depend on springs and seasonal rivers.

Kasing’e village has been blessed with a natural water spring which is a major source for its inhabitants and 3 other neighbouring villages. The villagers depend on the spring for drinking water, laundry, livestock etc. The need of protecting the site is therefore great and urgent.

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Springs are water sources that come from deep underground, where the water is filtered through natural layers until it is clean enough to drink. Once the water pushes through the surface of the Earth, however, outside elements like waste and runoff can contaminate the water quickly. We protect spring sources from contamination with a simple waterproof cement structure surrounding layers of clay, stone, and soil. This construction channels the spring’s water through a discharge pipe, making water collection easier, faster, and cleaner. Each spring protection also includes a chlorine dispenser at the waterpoint so community members can be assured that the water they are drinking is entirely safe. Learn more here!