Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Igerera B - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2019-10-17

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Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2019-10-18 15:20:11 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2019-10-18 15:52:40 UTC
Trip Time
09:30-18:49 (9 h 19 m)
Village Time
11:46-16:31 (4 h 45 m)
Travel Time
4 h 34 m

Water Community Meeting

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This was the second day of borehole drilling in Igerera B and Alex went to supervise the whole process of borehole drilling to the end. It was a very successful day having got plenty of water from this new well. The first day of borehole drilling ended when water first water had been got at 24M. It was all through a lot of water the second day getting a lot of water that it was even hard to measure it. It was estimated at 50,000L/HR having completed drilling up to 51M. Because of the hard rock and the formation that was challenging, we decided to end at that and indeed because it was plenty of water more than enough for the whole community. This well would even serve if it was turned into a commercial pump. The drillers believe that because of its capacity , it can even serve the whole of Namutumba town. However the plan is to have it hand pump for the people of Igerera B village but it can be turned into a commercial well in the future may be. This is so far the best borehole with a lot of water from all the wells that Kibo group has done in Namutumba district. The village was extremely happy on seeing a lot of water that was got and even enjoyed taking it home when it was being blown to clear. 
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2019-10-23 - Purpose: Village meeting and prepare the village for the next steps
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9247 A lot of water was got
9253 Plenty of water flowing out during drilling process
9256 Installation of the permanent casings
9259 Blowing of the water to clear as the village people enjoy fetching the water
9262 The village was extremely happy
9265 It’s believed that this well has a capacity to pump out 50,000L/HR. Plenty of water was hit at this well
9268 This was water got at depth of 48M