Project Status

Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Well Rehab in Kenya

Impact: 482 Served

Project Phase: 
Under Community Care
Initial Installation: Feb 2013

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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 Friends Secondary School Water project supply rehabilitation project is a drilled well done in the 2002 by the Ministry of Local Government as a local Authority service Delivery Action Plan LASDAP under the leadership of Area Civic Leader Councilor Charles Pepela of county council of Lugari. The well was drilled 70m cased by PVC casings 160mm and properly gravel packed. Well pad constructed and pump was installed. The pump served well for a year and started failing due to excessive use by consumers. T he school water committee severally have tried to repair the said pump hence becoming difficult for the school and the surrounding community to access quality water from this well.


The School has a hand dug well  of 1 metre diameter, constructed by locally burned bricks from down to the top 60ft and covered with off cuts. The well does well during rainy season but dries up in long dry spell. The students get water out of this hand dug well using a rope tied on a 5litre jerrican, whereas not quaranting the safety of the students and the turbidity value of water from this borehole is 60 below the WHO recommendations. Water borne diseases within the school is subject of the day.( Source of information Health records at Kongoni Community Health Centre/ School Nurse).


The School is a mixed day with an enrollment of 482 students, 30teachers and 15 non- teaching staff. The community a round records 40 households with an average of 5 people per house


The hygiene and sanitation of the people in the community is at risk because the hand dug well is not well protected so then the runoff water from rain carrying litter is dumped in the well.There are no hand washing points in the homesteads and neither do people boil nor chlorinate the water for drinking.


The project will benefit the students of Kongoni Secoundary School and community members of kongoni ACK Church, Administration Police and the Health centre around.


The Bridge Water Project has seen the need to rehabilitate the borehole so as to enable the students community to have access to clean and quality water for their domestic use and to improve their sanitation and hygiene standards.


The BWP Staff before implementation of this project will ensure that capacity building is done to the water committee that will manage the water supply to avoid sustainability crisis in future.

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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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