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Dokolo Well Rehab

Posted by Steve Hall on February 19

Dokolo Kamuda Primary School is located in the Eastern Region of Uganda in the city of Soroti. H2O for Life schools previously supported a borehole well that was installed on the school property in 2014. Since adding this water source, the school population has risen from 335 students to 376 currently attending.

Although the well had been working adequately, the government of Uganda has passed a law requiring all new wells to be fitted with stainless steel pipes. These pipes never rust and last a lot longer than galvanized iron pipes. Our implementing partner, Drop in the Bucket, has been outfitting all of their new wells with stainless steel pipes for the last few years.

This borehole well rehabilitation project included the following:
-Removing all of the old galvanized riser pipes and replacing them with new stainless steel pipes
-Cleaning and lubricating the hand pump
-Training members of the school and community to maintain and repair the pump when needed

Thanks to Mounds View High School in MN for supporting this project!

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