Project Status

Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Well Rehab in Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  In Service - Oct 2012

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 01/23/2024

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Community Profile

This project is part of Bridge Water Project's program in Western Kenya. What follows is direct from them, edited for clarity:

The Proposed Bukaya Community Well Water Project Rehab is a drilled well which was initiated by KEFINCO in the year 1983 and fitted with an Indian Mark II pump. The pump served for sometime but got spoilt and eventually was vandalized by unknown people. Since then, the community members have had to go back and get water from an unprotected spring called Maero spring. Members of this community have expressed their wish of rehabilitating the well by installing an Affridev pump so as to help them access quality and safe water for their domestic use.


The community currently gets water from Maero spring which is seasonal and it is 2km away from the community. The spring is down in a steep valley that is a really heavy burden to climb while carrying water containers. The turbidity value is 45 hence not guaranteeing the quality of the water.


The community has a population of 60 households and 600 pupils from the neighboring Bukaya Primary School.


The hygiene and sanitation of this community is good since every home has a clean compound, latrine and a compost pit. BWP staff while carrying on the baseline survey interviewed the village elder and ascertained that every home has adhered to hygiene standards despite their water problem.


If the project is rehabilitated the community and Bukaya Primary School will be the direct beneficiaries.


The Bridge Water Project has assessed and seen that there’s need to rehabilitate the well so that the community can have access to clean water for their domestic use.  BWP therefore proposes rehabilitating the Bukaya Community Well so as to enable the school and community to have an access to quality water and improve their hygiene standards.


The first step in the process of implementing this rehab project, BWP officers will facilitate the formation of a water committee that will be in charge of their community well to ensure proper management for sustainability of the rehabilitated well.

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Well rehabilitation is one of the most cost effective ways to bring clean, safe water to a community.  Sometimes it involves fixing a broken hand pump, other times it means sealing a hand dug well to prevent it from being contaminated.  These repairs, and often time total replacements, coupled with sanitation and hygiene training make a huge impact in communities.


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