Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Ituba Namalowe - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2018-12-12

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2018-12-12 05:02:50 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2018-12-16 15:56:22 UTC
Trip Time
10:19-18:15 (7 h 56 m)
Village Time
11:55-15:25 (3 h 30 m)
Travel Time
4 h 26 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Village Critical Needs
There is a great collaboration between Ituba Namalowe and Namuwondo village working together during this process of borehole drilling 
Village Action Steps
To continue working together 
Staff Action Steps
To go back and supervise the borehole casting and installation 
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
test pump and casting 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Look Up
Alex together with a team from Draco drilling contractor were in Ituba to carry out a borehole installation and casting of the new borehole in Ituba Namalowe. During this process, a water pump is inserted at the bottom of borehole to pump out water at a given rate until it clears and a sample of water is taken to the laboratory for testing before declaring that water to be either safe or not safe for human health. However, this was not very easy as it took 4 hours for this water to look clear. Normally it takes a maximum of 3 hours to have water clear on most of the wells Kibo has drilled in Namutumba district. This well has an estimated water yield of 1200L/ hr. Pump testing was opened to flow at a rate of 900L/hr and this took 4 hours before water turned the color to clear. It was still not perfectly done the first day and therefore Alex asked the team from Draco to carry out more water blowing the following day until the water perfectly clears and a water sample is got for testing before they could continue with the casting of the new slab. The reason why this water took long to clear was because the soil formation in this area was very challenging and a lot of mud soil collapsed into the hole during the drilling process. The following day on Thursday 13/12/2018, the team from Draco told Alex that they used 4 hours again to continue test pumping and blowing and the water this time was more clear before they continued to pour gravel into the mold and casting of the well was done. 

Next Visit: 2018-12-17 - Purpose: Monitoring of the new casting and installation of the new borehole in Ituba Namalowe

Report Photos

5228 Pump testing and water recovery process
5231 The first water flowing out during the first hour of pump testing
5234 Setting up the mold to prepare for borehole casting
5237 It took four hours before water would clear
5240 Community members helping out during the pump testing process