Creation of a borehole and water tank
The nearest water source for the village is the Ruvuma River – but its water is not safe. The river is about four kilometers away from the village. Other water sources closer to the village are either not reliable or give salty water.
The increasing water demand at the village is due to increased population each year. Thus, the successful drilling of a borehole at the village is important for sustainable growth of its population.
Availability of domestic water supply at reasonable distance also saves time and villagers will not need to search for unsafe water from the Ruvuma River. The borehole will also serve the Marumba primary school, where a water tank will be constructed in the second program’s phase.
A ground water survey conducted by a professional company has identified potential drilling points in or close to the village.
eu can aid! and TDT financed the preparatory work with 800€. Out of the three identified potential drilling points the most promising one will be identified and then the drilling work can start.
eu can aid! and TDT financed the preparatory work with 800€. Out of the three identified potential drilling points, the most promising one has been identified and then the drilling work has started and will be completed in March 2016, during the dry season in order to find a sustainable water source.
The implementation comprises the water tank connected to iron sheet roves and a water pump for a total cost of 8,600€.
Informing sessions with teachers and pupils on proper uses of water facilities were already held before the survey and will continue.
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