Eburenga Primary School Well Rehab

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Well Rehab in Kenya

Latitude 0.33
Longitude 34.69

500 Served

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This well was originally drilled in early 2009. Unfortunately the team installed a sub-standard well pump that eventually rusted and fell apart.  We have taken measures to ensure this never happens again, including requiring our NGO partner to find a new source of Afri-dev pumps (the industry standard) and re-training workers.  Our NGO partner also made staff changes as part of this process.

Our partner reports that…

“This well serves a population of 565 pupils, 15 teachers and the community at large.

Currently it has a jua-kali pump (sub-standard) which, now rusted our, turns water into a brownish color (rust) thus not good for human consumption.

It needs pump replacement requires reconstruction of the drainage pad.”

A full community report is pending.

The original project pictures and report can be found here:


Latest Update:

9/27/2010 – Our partner reports that all repairs are completed.  The well has been handed over the community.

They report from the field… (edited for clarity)

“It was a happy moment yesterday 27th of September 2010, when the B.W.P
crew went for handing over ceremony in the three rehabilitated sites.

The team first visited Eburenga primary school at 10.00 a.m Kenyan time
and found parents, teachers and pupils waiting, in for the ceremony. We
were welcomed with songs of joy and later marched into a classroom where
we had a brief meeting for speeches and appreciation.

The school headmaster expressed his joy by saying that  his school is
the most lucky of all by having the safe and clean water available. He
promised that the school performance will improve since most of their
time will be saved. It was amazing to note that the school had begun
planting a tree nursery as a result of the rehabilitated water system.

Parents of the school promised to cooperate with  the school to ensure that the system is well maintained.”

9/21/2010 – New Pump Attached

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Esumeyia, Butsotso North
ProjectID: 459
Install Date:  10/31/2010

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 02/23/2018

Visit History:
10/04/2012 — Functional
05/14/2015 — Needs Attention
06/07/2016 — Functional
12/08/2016 — Functional
02/22/2017 — Functional
06/12/2017 — Functional
06/15/2017 — Needs Attention
06/27/2017 — Functional
07/27/2017 — Functional
02/23/2018 — Functional

Country Details


Population: 39.8 Million
Lacking clean water: 43%
Below poverty line: 50%

Partner Profile

Bridge Water Project has been funded by The Water Project almost since they got their start in 2007.  This local Kenyan NGO works directly with the communities and neighbors they know well.  Building relationships with these villages and the local government helps ensure that the water projects we fund are sustainable in the long term.

BWP works to repair up to four wells for every new one they install.  In this area of Kenya, many old and broken down water points still exist.  We have found that restoring these water points and establishing new plans for maintenance and monitoring, is quite cost effective.

We work closely with partners like BWP to strengthen their teams, through professional development growing their impact and quality of work over time.  Your donations make it all possible.