Epanja Primary School Well Rehabilitation Project

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Well Rehab in Kenya

Latitude 0.36
Longitude 34.59

500 Served

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


The proposed rehab water project for Epanja primary school is a hand dung well done by Kenya finland company (KEFINCO) as a rural water supply program in the year 1989. A NIRA pump was installed, which served for a long time but it eventually wore and spare parts are not available. The pump was then stolen by unknown people leaving the school helpless and going to fetch water from the un-protected springs.   


The current water source of this school is a stream which is 2km away and its water is contaminated.


The school has a population of 485 pupils at primary section and 112 Nursery schools (E.C.D) pupils, 16 teachers, 2 cooks and 1 day and night guard. 


The hygiene and sanitation status of the school is good. They have enough latrines pit for both teachers and pupils which are washed on daily basis before use early in the morning. Classrooms are washed twice per week, and rubbish pit is present. The school kitchen is clean where 10 o’clock tea for teachers is prepared and lunch for the pupils is served.


The project will benefit Epanja  primary school pupils and the surrounding community.


There’s need to rehabilitate Epanja primary school well by installing a new Affridev pump so as to bring it back in use so as to save time wasted by pupils, and remove the need to use water from an unprotected source.


The Bridge Water officers will be visiting the school and facilitating the formation of the water committee before the rehabilitation of the pump for future maintenance. 

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Recent Project Updates

12/20/2012: Epanja Project Complete

Water is flowing at Epanja, the borehole has been rehabilitated and the project handed over to the community. 

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11/26/2012: Hygiene promotion underway at Epanja

We’ve just received these photos from the field showing the children at Epanja undertaking their hygiene training. Great news, and a crucial step prior to the hardware repair. 

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11/13/2012: Epanja Project underway!

Bridge Water Project have commenced project activities with Epanja Primary School. This project is now underway, and will be updated soon with more news from the field!

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
ProjectID: 4129
Install Date:  12/21/2012

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 04/13/2017
Well Depth:  22.00M

Visit History:
05/27/2015 — Functional
11/19/2015 — Needs Repair
05/25/2016 — Functional
07/25/2016 — Needs Attention
09/05/2016 — Functional
12/08/2016 — Functional
02/08/2017 — Functional
02/09/2017 — Needs Repair
03/13/2017 — Functional
04/13/2017 — 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.