Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Butabira

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2021-03-22

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Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2021-03-23 09:19:49 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2021-03-23 10:13:37 UTC
Trip Time
10:13-19:17 (9 h 4 m)
Village Time
12:14-17:35 (5 h 21 m)
Travel Time
3 h 43 m

Water Community Meeting

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Walyomu Alex 
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Look Up
Having made a decision to back off from the first hole that was being drilled, the drilling contractor Draco together with Alex agreed to shift to a new place 6M away from the failed point. Also a new rig was brought in to substitute the one that was used first. The second rig brought in is more powerful than the other one used before and would work well on this challenging site. It was completely a new drilling team that came in to try and make sure the second hole turns out successful. In the first hole, there was water but it was very hard to tap this water and so it was decided to back fill with soil and start on a new hole having drilled 51M deep. This was the fourth day of drilling in Butabira village and the first day drilling at the second hole after failing in the first hole. 21M were drilled on the first day and the formation was quite different from the first hole. Also some water was hit from about 19M but with some signs of soil collapsing. The drillers will plan to manage this collapse as soon as possible by installing temporary casings into the hole. Drilling in Butabira has proved very challenging and need patience because of its tricky formation. Many of the community members had lost hope but were encouraged seeing a new team from Draco and Alex continued to give the bill hope that they will have water. 
Next Visit
2021-03-23 - Purpose: Continue with borehole supervision in Butabira for the fifth day running.
Program Success
Program Critical Needs
It’s been very challenging to get water in Butabira because of the bad soil formation
Program Ownership
The first hole drilled had water but due to the collapsing of the hole it was very challenging to tap this water and so the hole was left and back filled before starting to drill in a new place.
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
The water user committee together with the leaders need to continue being engaged and available at the drilling site to offer help needed
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
To go back and continue with supervision of the drilling exercise to make sure he hole is successful before installation

Report Photos

17832 First day of borehole drilling in the second hole in Butabira village.
17835 4th day of drilling continued in Butabira having failed in the first hole during the first 3 days of hard work.
17838 Alex W talking to the new team that came on ground to make a second attempt drilling in Butabira village.