Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Nabituluntu - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2017-12-04

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2017-12-04 05:05:26 UTC
Modified by
Ben West
Modified date
2018-02-09 16:11:54 UTC
Trip Time
09:08-21:18 (12 h 10 m)
Village Time
11:18-18:57 (7 h 39 m)
Travel Time
4 h 31 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Community cooperation and respect for one another. 
Village Critical Needs
Their road network is bad and needs to be worked on. Also the people in this lower section needs stoves because the time when stoves was working in this community, only the people in the upper section participated but the lower people did not know about it. So stoves is badly needed here. 
Village Action Steps
The community members to start gathering poles needed to build a new fence and to mobilise themselves for the next meeting that will involve more training on handling their borehole. 
Staff Action Steps
To plan on meeting the community and continue with the training of the community on proper handling of their borehole before it will be opened for use. 
CLTS Progress
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
The community members in Nabituluntu lower section participate together in all their activities like putting money together in two saving groups known as saccos. Also they have camps where by some people would come together in groups of 5 mostly the women to dig in their gardens. This has helped them to have enough food in their community 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
The community cooperation is very good and both men and women work together to meet their needs. 
Village Notes
This part of the community has been walking close to 3km distance to a close borehole but will soon all move to a nearby borehole that has been donated to them by Kibo. About 60 homes will benefit from this borehole 

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
No Water Source 
Alex was called by Draco, the drilling company about a team that was coming to carry out borehole installation and casting. After successful drilling of the new borehole in Nabituluntu lower, it was only this stage remaining to complete the work on this borehole. This process involves blowing of the water for at least 3hours for the water to completely clear. Also the percentage water recovery rate is determined during this process. This recovery is determined after test pumping and it’s got by determining how fast the pumped out water is recovered. Also casting of the platform was done. However the water could not clear as expected after 4 hours of non stop blowing. Together we decided to try it again the following day since it was getting very late to make sure it clears before installing the pipes. Because of poor recovery, it took 140 minutes to determine the water recovery for this borehole. The initial static water level for this borehole was at 9.9M and after 4 hours of pumping, it went down to 37.3M. After 140 minutes of waiting for the water to recover to its initial depth, it went up to 20.3M. Meaning its percentage rate of recover is at 58.6%. 
Next Visit
- Purpose:
Program Success
Program Critical Needs
Program Ownership
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit

Report Photos

715 Beginning to level the ground before setting up tools used for casting the borehole platform
717 Mixing sand, cement and gravel to start working on the slab
739 Leveling up the tools used for casting the platform
740 Pouring concrete into the drainage to work on the slab
741 Pumping testing and casting of the borehole
744 Pump testing and blowing of the borehole in progress.
745 The men in the community helping in the work
748 Casting of the platform was done