Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Nabituluntu - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2017-12-22

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2017-12-22 03:36:26 UTC
Modified by
Ben West
Modified date
2018-02-09 16:11:54 UTC
Trip Time
06:45-18:25 (11 h 40 m)
Village Time
09:35-16:34 (6 h 59 m)
Travel Time
4 h 41 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Village Critical Needs
Still the need for clean water. 
Village Action Steps
To continue working together during this process of borehole construction. 
Staff Action Steps
To continue following up on the drilling of the borehole. 
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
The people are still walking a long distance to get water from another borehole located 3km away from the community 
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
Village Notes
This is the second time drilling a borehole in this village after the first one couldn’t work because the water failed to clear. 

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
Nabituluntu - Nabituluntu Upper 
Alex was in Nabituluntu for the supervision of borehole drilling, this is the second time carrying out the borehole drilling in this community after the first one failed to work because the water couldn’t clear. Draco drilling company came in to do this job again and see if it can succeed. They started the work on the 21/12/2017 and worked until late in the night. By the end of 22/12/2017, they had managed to dig up 36M. However, it was still a big challenge since the formation was not very difficult,It was collapsing and also a very hard rock that was not easy to penetrate. They hit the first water fracture at 15M and it was observed to be a lot of water from what was observed. But unfortunately the water was very dirty mixed in with the collapsing mud. Also there was a very hard rock that could not allow the temporary casings to go through and yet it is the casings that have to be used to block the collapse of the mud into the hole. They tried all ways to block the collapse but it couldn’t work. It therefore needed a special type of temporary casings to go through this rock that they requested from Kampala to help them to continue with the work. They decided to wait until those casings come in before they continue with the work. The work was expected to resume on the 23/12/2017. On a good note, there is a lot of hope that they will succeed from this site according to the driller’s observation. 
Next Visit
- Purpose:
Program Success
Program Critical Needs
Program Ownership
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit

Report Photos

927 Using the drilling augers to go through the mud
937 Getting out the drilling rods
939 Blowing out of the dirty looking water caused by the collapse of the mud
943 The community members waiting anxiously to see water.