Project Status

Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Well Rehab in Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase: 
Community Managed
Implementing Partner Monitoring Data Unavailable
Initial Installation: May 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:


The proposed Cardinal Otunga Secondary School Water project supply rehabilitation project is a drilled well done in the 1976 by the Ministry of Local Government as a local Authority service Delivery Action Plan LASDAP. 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. The school water committee severally has tried to repair the said pump hence becoming difficult for the school and the surrounding community to access quality water from this well.


 The Cardinal Otunga secondary school and the whole community access water from a stream. The stream dries up during the dry season. The stream is not protected hence contaminated. The turbidity value measures 45.


The School is a mixed day with an enrollment of 800 students, 55 teachers and 30 non- teaching staff. The community a round records 45 households with an average of 5 people per house.


There are 13 pit latrines that are washed 3 times a week, clothes lines are available for the community to hung their clothes on. Hand washing points and detergent soap is available outside some of the toilets. There is compost pit where liters are burned from.


The project will benefit the pupils of this School and community members.


The Bridge Water Project has seen the need to rehabilitate the borehole so as to enable the pupils and the 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.