Alex went back to Butabira village for water survey with the hydrogeologist. Many of the village residents turned up to witness and participate in the whole process of water survey. They participated fully in the process helping to pull the wires and carrying the tools used in surveying. A total of 10 sites were surveyed but unfortunately they were all unsuccessful having showed very bad results. This was very disappointing to all of us and decided to have another day to go back and try to locate a potential water point for drilling in the village. The hydrogeologist decided to carry out calibration on the existing borehole and It showed results that were far from what we had got in the 10 surveyed points. This has proved very hard to find a good water point for drilling in Butabira and would need more time and patience to locate one. All the village residents at the end of the day were very worried but were encouraged by Alex to remain positive and hopeful. The hydrogeologist and Alex agreed to go back on Wednesday 17/03/2021 to try and find a potential site for drilling in Butabira village.
2021-03-17 - Purpose: To go back and continue with borehole survey in the village.
The village leaders are very happy for the step reached in their village that soon will have a new well in their village.
Program Critical Needs
There is still a great need for clean water in the village because of many people who congest around the borehole
The water user committee and the rest of the community residents cooperated very well with the hydrogeologist during the survey.
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
To remain hopeful that a potential water point will be got in their village and so they shouldn’t lose hope.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
To plan going back to the village for another day trying to find a potential water point for drilling in Butabira village.
Water survey process in Butabira village.
The hydrogeologist carried out surveys in about 10 sites but were all unsuccessful.