St. Clement Secondary School

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Well Rehab in Kenya

Latitude 0.55
Longitude 35.11

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:


The proposed St. Clement Secondary school water project rehab is a drilled borehole done in early 1963 by a white settler called Mackdonald. The borehole supplied water for his domestic use and for his diary animals in the ranch until after independence when the whites left and lands were occupied by the locals.

The borehole still records a total depth of 60M, installed steel casings of 15.5 cm diameter and water rest level 60M. During the year 2006 the community members of St. Clement resolved to start a secondary school since their children used to walk long distances looking for education, they therefore started a day mixed secondary school to offer education to both girls and boys of St. Clement community.


The school currently gets water from un reliable hand dug well for their domestic use. The water from this shallow well is clear with its turbidity value of 5 (as WHO recommends) though during long dry spell it dries up and forces the students to carry water to school every morning.


The school has a population of 257 students, 18 teachers and 5 non- teaching staff (280 people) with 40 households with approximately (300 people) of the St. Clement community approximately 600 people. (Editor’s Note: While this many people may have access on any given day, realistically a single water source can only support a population of 350-500 people.  To learn more, click here.)


The school has a good kitchen with modern stoves and well ventilated. Clean water storage facilities.

10 toilets which are washed twice per week. No hand washing points in school.

There is composite pit where liters are collected and burned. Classrooms are washed ones per week that’s on every Friday after classes before students go home.


The project will benefit students of St. Clement school and the entire community at large.


There is need to rehabilitate the proposed borehole so as to enable students and members of St. Clement community to access quality water for their domestic use and also relief students from carrying water from home to school.

That such valuable water supply is a sleeping resource in the midst of the suffering community which needs to be a waken so as to improve their sanitation and hygiene standards hence improving their health.


The school management committee with local administration/chief are ready to manage the water supply if rehabilitated, they will ensure its well maintained for sustainability.

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Recent Project Updates

09/16/2013: St. Clement Secondary School Project Complete!

You may have noticed that the community your donations are supporting has changed.  Originally, you were funding a project in Riwo, Kenya.  Unfortunately that project, the construction of a spring protection system, has become unfeasible at this time.  As an indirect result of the excavating that had been done for this project, a landslide induced by heavy rains has buried the site in mud and debris.  The work in the field is not always smooth; in fact, most often there are challenges.  Natural occurrences such as what happened in Riwo happen.  

The Water Project makes provision for these types of circumstances in our contingency funds.  So what will the community members in Riwo do?  Our partners will continue to work with the local leaders to help them address their challenges, including access to clean water.

But we would like to introduce you to the community where your donations were reallocated.  We are excited to report that the project to rehabilitate a well for St. Clement Secondary School in Kenya is complete.  The well, originally built in 1963, is now a dependable source of safe, clean water for the community.  We just posted a report from our partner in the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates, and pictures of the project.  Take a look, and Thank You for your help! 

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
ProjectID: 4204
Install Date:  09/16/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 02/26/2018

Visit History:
07/01/2014 — Functional
07/21/2015 — Functional
06/03/2016 — Needs Repair
06/03/2016 — Needs Attention
03/30/2017 — Functional
07/13/2017 — Needs Attention
12/13/2017 — Functional
02/26/2018 — 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.