Well Update and possibilities for future wells. June 30, 2012
Great news in Kanenakumbe:
Kats Construction have gone down 15 meters and found lots of water! They will continue down to about 20 meters. They use a generator to pump water out of the hole so that they can continue to go deeper.
This well was tested to provide 3,000 liters of water an hour (3.7 liters in a gallon) That’s excellent!
John said that this well is so productive that people could fetch water all day, however they will give this well a resting period (on a time table) each day. The reason is that they want to make sure it’s well taken care of and not overused.
The location is perfect. It’s will serve many that live nearby and also the Chairman lives nearby. He’s an old and respected man who will monitor the well. They will have a “Water Source Committee.” This will serve a community of 2,000 to 3,000 people.
Tomorrow or Sunday they will dig deeper. Then Monday, June 1 – Wednesday they will finish up with the cement, pump, etc. Should be done next week before we arrive.
The plaque in memory of the donors is already finished and will be laid in the cement.
There's a possibility that these donors will donate towards a well in Karwabuhire.
There are 5 to 6 boreholes in Nalweyo that need repaired. One is near an orphanage but will also serve a community. I have the photo of that broken borehole.(see below) I’m very interested in that borehole near the orphanage – can be fixed for around $900. That repaired borehole would also service 2,000 people plus children at nearby schools. We hope to visit on our next trip.
We have a list of three additional wells that will need constructed.
1) Buhimbe on the road from Hoima to Kyangwali. (will visit)
2) Butanja before you arrive to Hoima on the Kampala Rd. (will visit)
3) Near the Girls’ Hostel. The one at the bottom of the pathway. (last photo below)
We can repair all five boreholes in Nalweyo for around $4,500 total and other wells will be around $3,500 each to construct.
|Water source in Buhanika before the latest well was constructed|
|New well in Buhanika near Moonlight Primary School|
|Here is the water source before the new well|
|The Kanenakumbe well is progressing and should be completed by mid-July|
|Karwabuhire location. Present water source.|
|Lastly, we would like to construct a well near the Think Humanity Girls' Hostel. This child was collecting water the day I walked up the road to visit our girls.|
"Let anyone who thirsts come to me and drink." John 7:37