Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Mpumiro

Visit by Tom Ngobi on 2021-03-25

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Tom Ngobi
Created date
2021-03-30 15:01:36 UTC
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Tom Ngobi
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2021-03-30 15:16:24 UTC
Trip Time
09:00-19:40 (10 h 40 m)
Village Time
11:15-16:50 (5 h 35 m)
Travel Time
5 h 5 m

Water Community Meeting

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Mpumiro - Mpumiro 
Tom made a visit to Mpumiro village to continue with the supervision of the borehole drilling. When he arrived in the village, he found when the drillers had already started drilling and water was already spilling out of the hole. The drillers said they found water at about 24 meters. At this point the yield of the hole was about 1400liters per hour. They continued drilling up to 42 meters and the yield at that point was about 3000 liters per hour. They drillers suggested that they end the drilling at a depth of 42 meter but Tom suggested that they go further to about 52 meter being that the borehole is in one of the hardest sub-counties (Bulange) to get water. They accepted and were able to drill to a depth of 52 meter and at this point to yield was about 3600 liters per hour. The drillers were very happy that they got water and the village as well were more happy for having a clean water source in their village. The drillers were able to install the temporary casings and pumped water till it cleared. They were given a goat by the community as a form of appreciation for their work they dig toward getting them clean water. 
Next Visit
2021-04-01 - Purpose: Supervision of borehole concrete casting, pump testing and borehole installation
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18003 Drilling of borehole taking place in Mpumiro village
18006 Drilling of borehole on Mpumiro village
18009 Installation of pipes in the pit
18012 Drillers happy for the gift of a goat given to them by the residents of Mpumiro village for successfully drilling a borehole in their village