Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Buluvu - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2018-07-07

Report ID
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
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
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
Village Notes

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Look Up
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
Program Success
Program Critical Needs
Program Ownership
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit

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
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
3502 Installation of the permanent casings and pouring gravel into the hole