Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Naibowa - Kamuli

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2020-07-29

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2020-07-30 08:16:04 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2020-07-30 08:47:26 UTC
Trip Time
10:10-18:39 (8 h 29 m)
Village Time
12:06-17:41 (5 h 35 m)
Travel Time
2 h 54 m

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
test pump and casting 
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Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
LC1,LC2,DWO,VHT,Parish Councillor 
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Alex was in Naibowa to supervise the process of test pumping to make sure it qualifies before installation and casting Is done. This is the step that follows after successful drilling that was done a few days ago. The static water level was at 10.36M before the actual blowing of water was done. The water was blown out for three hours nonstop to make sure the water clears and to determine the dynamic water level. The dynamic water level after three hours of blowing and pumping at 1300L/hr, was at 16.76M. The water in this new borehole is estimated to be above 3000L/hr. The water was able to clear after 2 hours of pumping and the village described it has pure Rwenzori water. They were able to take home for home use and drinking. A group of jubilant women and men was happy that their water is not salty like the other well that is having salty water and not consumable by any body. Test pumping for one hour will continue the following day to make sure the water has cleared before installation and casting. 
Next Visit
2020-07-30 - Purpose: Continue with pump testing, casting and installation of the new well
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Report Photos

12268 Test pumping process
12271 Alex together with the community members during the borehole test pumping process
12274 Clearing of the ground to set up the mold
12280 The community was very active during the whole borehole drilling and construction
12286 Alex supervised the whole process of test pumping to make sure its successful
12289 The water level is used to determine the static and dynamic water level
12313 Test pumping expert from Draco measuring the water to pump test this new hole at 1000L/hr.