Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Ndalike - Kamuli

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2020-11-06

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Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2020-11-09 05:11:42 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2020-11-09 05:57:15 UTC
Trip Time
06:14-18:49 (12 h 35 m)
Village Time
08:24-16:35 (8 h 11 m)
Travel Time
4 h 24 m

Water Community Meeting

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On 11/6/2020 and 11/7/2020, Alex was very busy in Ndhalike village supervising the whole process of the new borehole drilling in the village. The work started very early in the morning on Friday and by the end of the day there was much hope to get. The drillers managed to drill up to 42M deep and got the first water at 30M deep. The work got very complicated when the hole started to collapse with a lot of mud falling back into the hole during drilling exercise. It took them a lot of time trying to blow out the mud using a lot of water the village people brought. On a very good note, the drillers were able to observe this quickly and got a solution to it by installing the temporary casings up to 30M deep but because of too much mud , the casings couldn’t go any further and this also made the work hard as they couldn’t drill further without the temporary casings being lowered deeper to prevent the mud from collapsing into the hole. The drillers managed to end at 42M on the first day of borehole drilling having managed to stop the collapsing of the mud. The soil formation was not very good in this location and gave them a lot of hard work to stop the hole from collapsing. On Saturday 7 November, drilling continued from early in the morning and lucky enough there was more water got from the rock from about 45M deep and drilled more up to 57M. The water was measured to get to know the yield of this borehole and an estimated 2500L/HR was the yield. Blowing of the water took about one and half hours before the water cleared. The community members were very happy and there was a group of women that danced and sung songs for the two days thanking Kibo group for having provided water to their community. For two days, the community members cooked food together and ate together a very big sign to show that Ndhalike village is working together. Alex continued to encourage the water user committee and the community members to continue with the spirit of working together in all their village programs. Another team to carry out pump testing and casting is expected very soon to complete work on this new borehole. 
Next Visit
2020-11-09 - Purpose: Supervise the process of borehole test pumping , casting and installation.
Program Success
The drilling was successful
Program Critical Needs
Program Ownership
The water user committee has been very active and ensuring that the people work together
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
To be prepared for the next step in borehole test pumping and casting process that is expected anytime soon.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
To keep in touch with the contractor and know when the next team will be sent to carry out test pumping and casting of this new borehole and then let the village water user committee know of the program.

Report Photos

14987 Ndhalike village- blowing of the water after successful drilling. The water was able to clear after about one and half hours of blowing
14990 Ndhalike village- A group of women from the village dancing and happy for getting water
14993 Ndhalike village- installation of the permanent casings
14996 Ndhalike village- drilling process with a lot of mud collapsing that made the work quite hard
15002 Ndhalike village- first water fracture was got at 30M
15005 Borehole drilling in Ndhalike village
15008 Some of the community members witnessing the drilling exercise in Ndhalike
15011 Many people turned up and waited patiently until the water was got.