Borehole Rehabilitation Project in Uganda
The most basic requirement to sustain life is clean water. In many rural and peri urban communities across Sub-Saharan Africa the struggle to find clean safe drinking water. With the Borehole Rehabilitation Project we help to restore a safe clean source of drinking water. There are many projects charities and NGO’s working in Africa to bring clean water to remote communities, but delivering a new source to a village is only the start of the process. Keeping the water flowing once the borehole is established and for years to come is the key to community stabilisation and development.
Our project is unique in that it concentrates efforts to find existing but damaged water supplies and boreholes and repair them to restore the water supply to the people in the villages. When in full working order community boreholes provide a safe, clean source of water for an average of 200 families close to home.
Our partner CO2balance maintains a programme to find and repair community boreholes that have fallen into disrepair, forcing the villages that relied on them to turn back the clock and search for water again. The boreholes are restored to full working order and a long term programme to maintain the system on a regular basis and secure the water supply for the local community is put in place.
Once the borehole is in operation it provides clean water without the need to boil it. By monitoring the amount of clean water delivered each day as a result of the maintenance project, we can calculate the fuel saved by not having to boil water to purify it. These fuel savings result in CO2 emission reductions which, following an independent project audit, are then registered as carbon credits. The resulting funds help repeat the process and enable us to continue to engage with more communities in need, restoring water supplies to a new area.