Newly Rehabilitated Village Well
Newly Rehabilitated Village Well
Alternative, dangerous open dug well
Alternative, dangerous open dug well
Getting ready to pour new Pump pad
Getting ready to pour new Pump pad
Planting New Pump
Planting New Pump
The people of Saka Angwan Catholic Church, Nigeria thank
The Water Team (West Vancouver, BC)

For helping them replace their worn-out pump and repair their well
Latitude: 8.80671 Longitude: 7.71412
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A message from the community

We are very appreciative of the work you have done in rehabilitating our well. We pray that almighty God will bless you in Jesus' name.

Pius Ali Alashe

Chairman, Saka Angwan Catholic Church

Some community details (provided by our in-country partners)

Saka is a large community in Nigeria’s Nasarawa State with no safe water. Women and children walk about an hour each way, barefoot or in rubber sandals, to collect water from the nearest river.

Because the river is polluted, the water collected from it must boiled before it is safe for drinking. That uses precious fuel. And on the walk to and from the river, children and adults have fallen victim to kidnappers, bandits, and rapists. There have also been accidents, injuries and deaths. 

Saka has several strategically positioned water wells, but all were out-fitted with submersible pumps. When these motorized pumps failed, no one was available to repair them. The Lifewater Canada repair team consulted with community leaders and received permission to convert the motorized pumps (including this one at Saka Angwan Catholic Church) to new hand-powered pumps that are much easier to maintain.

Today, rather than having water in abandoned wells, we praise God that the community has safe water available from those working wells. No longer does anyone need to risk their lives by walking to the distant river to gather water that is already contaminated.

Well Details

Project Completed: 2022-01-19 Well Depth: 196 ft.
Depth of Water: 16.40 ft. Casing Diameter: 4.00 in.
Screen Length: 0.00 ft. Developed By:
Development Time: Well Yield: 6.00 gpm
Disinfection: 24.00 hrs. Handpump: Afridev
Water Colour: Clear Water Odour: None
Turbidity: Clear Taste: Good
Nitrate: Bacti Test:
Iron: pH: 8.200

Every $1 you give provides a child with safe water for a year!

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