Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Bulinda 1

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2020-08-28

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Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2020-09-01 05:21:27 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2020-09-01 06:06:13 UTC
Trip Time
09:47-18:38 (8 h 51 m)
Village Time
12:10-16:20 (4 h 10 m)
Travel Time
4 h 41 m

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
roles and responsibilities,ownership and sustainability 
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Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
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During the previous visit in this village, Steven and Chris worked together with the village residents to take out the old broken pedestal by dismantling the slab. It was however not completed this day and village residents worked very hard and it took them two days to get out the pedestal but however this did more damage as it ended up that the whole slab was damaged as it wasn’t the original plan. Alex had gone back to meet with water user committee and the village residents on how best this borehole can be managed and discuss with them more about their roles and responsibilities towards their borehole, the borehole ownership and maintenance. It had been reported that the new pipes that were recently installed in this borehole had fallen into the hole after the people had continued to pump this well back in February with broken pedestal. The top rod and pipe broke down and all the pipes fell into the hole since nothing was holding them from the top. It meant that a hard task now is to retrieve these pipes from the bottom of this borehole. Alex worked very hard to see how far the pipes had sat having removed the top permanent casing, it was observed that the pipes were sitting at the depth of 5ft from top. He blamed the water user committee of this borehole for not being responsible enough towards their borehole and asked them if for sure they still needed this borehole. Kibo recently put in a lot of money to repair this borehole but unfortunately this borehole continues to have these rampant issues. The WASH team shall have to discuss if there is a possibility to have these pipes and rods pulled out of this borehole by designing a tool that can pull out the 17 plastic pipes and rods. This is such frustrating that this well has failed to function as required after putting in a lot of time and resources to get it fixed. The village residents were told to also start thinking about ways to retrieve these pipes and some of them suggested that they would dig the side of the hole to remove another permanent casing to reach the pipes and pull them out. 
Next Visit
2020-09-18 - Purpose: To call the village and inform them on a plan to have the pipes retrieved and if the village residents too have a plan to get these pipes from the hole.
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Report Photos

13150 Alex holds a top piece of permanent casing in a way to observe how far the pipes and rods had gone after falling into the hole.
13153 Alex talks to Jeska and Tape who use this well about a hard task of pulling out these pipes that fell into the hole.
13156 The community members worked together to remove the broken pedestal but ended up dismantling the whole slab and it will need a complete new one.