Proposed Project

Dug Well and Hand Pump

Hand-dug wells are best suited for clay, sand, gravel and mixed soil ground formations. A large diameter well is dug by hand, and then lined with either bricks or concrete to prevent contamination and collapse of the well. Once a water table is hit, the well is capped and a hand-pump is installed – creating a complete and enclosed water system.

Project Type:  Dug Well and Hand Pump

Regional Program: Port Loko, Sierra Leone WaSH Program

Project Phase:  Raising Funds
Estimated Install Date (?):  01/31/2019

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Program Plans

Port Loko, Sierra Leone WaSH Program


Project Type: Dug Well and Hand Pump
Project type subject to change prior to completion based on community needs and geographical and hydro-geological limitations.

The Water Project’s WaSH program in Port Loko district, Sierra Leone consists of a concentrated network of water wells that have transformed Lungi-town.  Because of near complete coverage in the area, work is expanding to Lokomasama Chiefdom. Explore these projects that remain at or near 100% functionality because of dedicated quality implementation, effective customized hygiene, sanitation, and maintenance training, and reliable monitoring, evaluation, and resolution relationships.


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Project Type

Dug Well and Hand Pump

Hand-dug wells are best suited for clay, sand, gravel and mixed soil ground formations. A large diameter well is dug by hand, and then lined with either bricks or concrete to prevent contamination and collapse of the well. Once a water table is hit, the well is capped and a hand-pump is installed – creating a complete and enclosed water system.



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