Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Ituba Namalowe - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2019-01-09

Report ID
3932
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2019-01-10 02:53:23 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2019-01-10 03:49:11 UTC
Trip Time
10:17-17:52 (7 h 35 m)
Village Time
12:37-15:30 (2 h 53 m)
Travel Time
4 h 42 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Success
The water from this new well has cleared very well. 
Village Critical Needs
 
Village Action Steps
To mobilise themselves for a general water meeting 
Staff Action Steps
To call the water user committtee members and remind them to mobilise the community members for a water meeting 
CLTS Progress
 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
yes 
Water Users Committee
yes 
Other Class Notes
 
Community Ownership
no 
Ownership Story
 
Three Stone Fires
yes 
Access to Clean Water
yes 
Open Defecation
no 
Water Access Explain
 
Prevent Ownership
 
Allow Ownership
 
Village Notes
The fact that this well will serve two communities of Namuwondo and Ituba Namalowe, many people are to benefit from this well. 

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
roles and responsibilities 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Steven Kambale 
Government Attendess
LC1 
Visitor Attendees
 
Total Attendance
Look Up
 
Notes
Steven kambale met with Basoga, one of the people that is very active in this community and together moved to the new borehole where they were later joined by two women. His main reason why he went to Ituba was to inspect the water color and to see if the water had cleared very well. This water had issues to clear since it was installed and the borehole was left to be pumped until it would clear. This well was installed with pipes on 3/01/2019 by our drilling contractor Draco with 9 stainless pipes. The water however hadn’t cleared very well and they told the community members to keep on pumping it until it clears and if it had failed to clear, a compressor would be brought back to blow out the water again. On a good note, the water had cleared very well after 5 days of pumping the water. The first 3 days, the water had issues in that it would clear for a few hours and for the next hours it changes to brown. Steven observed the well for some hours just to make sure the water color was ok and not changing. The village has had some challenges losing two people in the same period and they were getting water from this new well. The community has to meet the remaining steps of building a new borehole fence and meetings that prepare everyone on how best they should take good care of their borehole before the community is allowed to use this well. A general water meeting is to be held on Monday 14/01/2019 to discuss the community roles and responsibilities towards their borehole and to be guided on constructing a strong borehole fence and also to continue training the water user committee on what should be done. 

Next Visit: 2019-01-14 - Purpose: General community water meeting

Report Photos

5354 The kids pumping water for Steven to see it’s color
5357 Some of the Kids that came to get water from the new well to take home
5360