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The Water Project: St. Paul's Emulakah Secondary School Well -
The Water Project: St. Paul's Emulakah Secondary School Well -
The Water Project: St. Paul's Emulakah Secondary School Well -
The Water Project: St. Paul's Emulakah Secondary School Well -
The Water Project: St. Paul's Emulakah Secondary School Well -
The Water Project: St. Paul's Emulakah Secondary School Well -
The Water Project: St. Paul's Emulakah Secondary School Well -
The Water Project: St. Paul's Emulakah Secondary School Well -
The Water Project: St. Paul's Emulakah Secondary School Well -
The Water Project: St. Paul's Emulakah Secondary School Well -
The Water Project: St. Paul's Emulakah Secondary School Well -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Well Rehab in Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Sep 2010

Functionality Status:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

Last Checkup: 06/02/2015

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Community Profile

The water project at St. Paul’s Emulakah Secondary School actually began over a year ago.  The initial site survey indicated that over 680 students at this school relied on water from a very shallow, and unreliable hand dug well.

The original drilling crew started this project and quickly encountered hard rocky formations that made it nearly impossible for their smaller rig to break through.  The relatively shallow well they left in place was simply not adequate.

The team revisited the site recently to reassess the situation and work to improve the project.

They were able to contract with a much more powerful drill rig and we have re-invested the time and expense needed to properly finish this project.  It ended up costing more than we’d like, but will be worth it in the long run.

The construction preceded the community training on this project, so though it is marked complete as of 9/8/2010, the team is still conducting community development and hygiene and sanitation training.  We’ll have pictures of that soon.

Update

9/12/2010 – Community Education Pictures Added

We're just getting started, check back soon!


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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


4 individual donors
Curtisville Christian Church
First United Methodist Church - Elizabeth
West Philadelphia Catholic High School
CS Cares
St. Thomas More Catholic Church