Project Status

Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Well Rehab in Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  In Service - Nov 2013

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 01/11/2023

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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 Emulundu primary school water project is situated in Emulundu village and it is a C.D.F hand dug well developed by installing 3M diameter concrete casing covered with 4inch concrete slab and installed a MARK II pump. The well was completed in the year 1994 and served the community and school well until 2010 when it got spoilt. The pump was later vandalized and stolen by unknown persons.


This school and community gets its water from a protected spring located 1/2 km away from the school compound, the water is highly contaminated since the erosion is polluting it hence causing high turbidity levels that is below the standard of (WHO). This exposes students and community members to water borne diseases. Also people have to go through large sugar cane farm which is risky especially to the girl child and women. During such rainy seasons the school harvest water from the roofs which doesn’t last for long since water usage is high.


The school has a population of 760 pupils (342 boys and 258 girls), 30 mentally handicapped children, 12 teachers and three sub-ordinate staff.
(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 composite pit, four latrines for boys, four latrines for girls and two latrines for teachers. No hand washing points in the school. The latrines are washed daily by the pupils.


The project shall greatly benefit the Emulundu primary school pupils and the community at large.


There is need to rehabilitated this well by installing an Afridev pump so as to help the school and the  community access quality water that is sustainable.


The Bridge Water project staff will strengthen the already existing water committee. During the community education, the committee will be taught how to manage the improved water supply to ensure sustainability.

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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.