Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Ndalike - Kamuli

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2020-11-09

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2020-11-10 11:14:32 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2020-11-10 11:55:33 UTC
Trip Time
10:18-18:40 (8 h 22 m)
Village Time
12:35-16:23 (3 h 48 m)
Travel Time
4 h 34 m

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
test pump and casting 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
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A pump testing team from Draco drilling company came to Ndhalike to carry out test pumping of the new borehole that was drilled on Saturday 7 November 2020. This team is supposed to ensure that this hole has got very good water recovery above 90% after 3 hours of test pumping. Before test pumping is started, the static water level has to be captured and thereafter it’s closely monitored after an interval of five minutes for 3 hours to see how much water is being lost compared to what is replaced. During this process the pump is set at a known rate to be pumped out per hour. This was set at 1000L/HR pumping rate for 3 hours of non stop blowing out the water from this new hole. This hole is 57M deep and the static water level was 10.59M and the dynamic water level went up to 15.19M at the end of 3 hours of pumping at a rate of 1000 cubic. The water recovery was 96.23% in one hour and this makes it a successful hole to be installed. This process is very important before casting and installation of the borehole. This now means that this borehole qualifies for installation and would be installed at 18M ( 6 Pippes) because of the good water recovery and because it has got potential to pump out 2500L/HR. Some of the community members that got a chance to use this water were very happy and also the water cleared very quickly that they just took it home for home use and consumption. Alex would go back to continue with training of the water user committee, encouraging the community to get materials to construct a borehole wall fence and community borehole ownership. 
Next Visit
2020-11-16 - Purpose: Training of the water user committee, encourage the community to contribute materials for building the borehole wall fence and emphasize a safe water chain.
Program Success
Pump testing was very successful and very good water recovery from this new borehole.
Program Critical Needs
Program Ownership
The community members at large have been cooperative throughout the whole exercise of borehole construction
Other Program Observations
The community members especially the women are very excited for the stoves program and will soon start working in this community
Program Expected Of Village
To take good care of the newly completed well by following the guidelines to look after the new platform not to develop cracks.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
To go back and monitor the new borehole platform and meet with the community members to discuss about the construction of the borehole wall fence as well as continue with training of the water user committee.

Report Photos

15113 Ndhalike village- Some of the community members enjoying taking the water home during the three hours of pump testing process
15137 Ndhalike village- Alex W with the pump testing team from Draco company at the beginning of the pump testing process.
15140 Preparing to start pump testing the new borehole at 1000L/HR and run the pump for 3 hours to determine water recovery, static water level and dynamic water level for the new well in Ndhalike.
15143 Ndhalike Village- Leveling of the ground before setting up the mold for the new borehole platform.