Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Buluvu - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2018-07-07

Report ID
2194
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2018-07-08 16:03:18 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2018-07-13 04:36:38 UTC
Trip Time
07:34-20:30 (12 h 56 m)
Village Time
10:52-18:00 (7 h 8 m)
Travel Time
5 h 48 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Success
 
Village Critical Needs
Stoves are needed in the village since everyone cooks on three stones 
Village Action Steps
To continue working together and to make sure everyone participates and contributes towards the borehole requirements 
Staff Action Steps
To continue engaging the community and fulfilling the remaining steps together with the community. 
CLTS Progress
 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
yes 
Water Users Committee
yes 
Other Class Notes
 
Community Ownership
unknown 
Ownership Story
 
Three Stone Fires
yes 
Access to Clean Water
yes 
Open Defecation
no 
Water Access Explain
 
Prevent Ownership
 
Allow Ownership
 
Village Notes
 

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
drilling 
How Many Men Attended
75 
How Many Women Attended
80 
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
LC1,VHT 
Visitor Attendees
 
Total Attendance
155 
Look Up
 
Notes
Alex traveled to Buluvu to supervise the process of borehole drilling. On the way to the village, one of the drilling trucks got stuck in a bad spot and this made them delay for about an hour to get the truck out. Drilling started at about 12:50pm, the community was very surprised since they never expected it that day. However every one in the community was happy that they had reached this precious step and seeing the rig in their village drilling a borehole and also saying that soon they will be enjoying clean water. Because of a very good soil formation in this village , drilling was very fast because there was no any difficult rock to drill through and also there was no mud that could keep collapsing into the hole to deter the work. At 27M, water was hit and was a lot more as they kept drilling more. Almost the whole process of drilling was completed the first day and they managed to drill up to 48M deep. There was minimal collapse of the mud into the hole and they used only 3 temporary casings to stop that. The water capacity for this borehole is estimated at 3500L/hr. The process of blowing the water to clear was done the following day on 8//July/2018 and the water cleared very well. Alex will go back to pick up the land agreement and continue to engage the community through training of the water user committee and preparing them for the remaining steps. 

Next Visit: 2018-07-13 - Purpose: Community meeting and complete land agreement

Report Photos

3457 Setting up and ready to begin the process of borehole drilling in Buluvu
3460 The beginning of borehole drilling
3463 Taking soil samples after every 3M of drilling to be taken to the lab for testing
3466 The community participated by fetching water to fill up the drums and be used during drilling. The water was got from the swamp where they get water from.
3469 The drillers busy with their work
3472 The first water was seen at 27M
3475 A very big sign of water
3478 Water that was hit flowing down into the village
3481
3484 These village kids in Buluvu village enjoying this memorable point of borehole drilling and waiting for the water to arrive
3487 The drillers preparing the permanent casings
3490 About 3500L/hr is the capacity for this borehole
3493 Installation of the permanent blue casings
3499
3502 Installation of the permanent casings and pouring gravel into the hole