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New Safe Water Well
New Safe Water Well
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Old Oil Drum Dug Well
Old Oil Drum Dug Well
Drilling in process
Drilling in process
November 2021
November 2021
The People of Lela Primary School, Kenya, thank
Kenneth Chester (Calgary, AB)

For helping them get safe drinking water
Latitude: -0.1676 Longitude: 34.89289
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A message from the community

Lela Primary school is situated a few meters from the main Kisum-Narobi Road in Lela sub-location Kombura, Kadibo division, Kisum district. The school has a population of 452 pupils and a staff of 9 teachers. The school has been with a big problem of no safe drinking water. Our source has been a seasonal river by the school and an open hand dug well in a secondary school neighbouring our school. The only means of drinking water from the unprotected well has been by rope and bucket which again further contaminates the water as particles coming out of the rope and from the ground the bucket sits on gets into the water. The result has been children and teachers complaining of stomach ailments from time to time. Thanks to GWAKO deworming program you have helped us contain the problem and now with our new water point in place and working the problem will be history and the general school performance will start climbing the ladder to where the rest with safe drinking water are. God bless Lifewater Canada and GWAKO Ministries and may they continue to reach the unreached of Nyasza province with safe drinking water. Thomas Onditi Aydd Chairman School Committee

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

We visited tis well in November of 2021, and are very pleased to report that the borehole is still producing clean and safe drinking water for the school. Regular maintenance continues, and the school has managed to capture the overflow and direct it into an irrigation system supplying water to a small garden that supports the school lunch program. An incredible investment in the lives of children in this community, that has proven it's value for many years.

Well Details

Project Completed: 2007-08-16 Well Depth: 85 ft.
Depth of Water: 35.00 ft. Casing Diameter: 5.00 in.
Screen Length: 20.00 ft. Developed By: Surge Bailing
Development Time: 48.00 hrs. Well Yield: 4.00 gpm
Disinfection: 24.00 hrs. Handpump: Afridev
Water Colour: Clear Water Odour: None
Turbidity: Clear Taste:
Nitrate: 2.000 mg/L Bacti Test: Negative
Iron: 0.100 mg/L pH:




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