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N18-W005 Safe Drinking Water Supply 2017-07-20 Masagani Village M.F.C. Construction Inc.
City of Barrie Water Department
N18-W004 Safe Drinking Water Supply 2017-07-19 Dogon Dutse Aaron & Family Causyn
N18-W003 Safe Drinking Water Supply 2017-07-18 Sabo Kamantan Jeremiah and Claudia Eastman
Michelle McGowan Memorial Foundation
N18-W002 Safe Drinking Water Supply 2017-07-09 Bundai Well #2 Fred & Alice Cramer
Malwinder Grewal
N18-W001 Safe Drinking Water Supply 2017-07-05 Bundai Well # 1 Jeff Wood
N18-L001 Community Washroom 2017-07-14 Kurmali Village James & Kathy, Sarah, Daniel & Amy Mullin
City of Barrie Water Department
N17-W022 Safe Drinking Water Supply 2017-05-25 Kurmali Town #2 John and Naomi Hoftyzer
N17-W021 Safe Drinking Water Supply 2017-05-23 Kurmali Town #1 Jordan Tang
N17-W020 Safe Drinking Water Supply 2017-04-28 Nimbar Rutledge Development Corporation
N17-W019 Safe Drinking Water Supply 2017-04-17 Kunna Jordan Tang
N17-W018 Safe Drinking Water Supply 2016-12-16 Sarida Community Juhann & Grace Saarinen
Barb & Brad McNutt
N17-W017 Safe Drinking Water Supply 2016-11-28 Sudara Community Greg Hobson
Steve and Lori Fleming
N17-W016 Safe Drinking Water Supply 2016-11-28 Kundu Community BC Greenhouse Builders Ltd
N17-W015 Safe Drinking Water Supply 2016-08-25 Momai Community Love and the Outcome
Humber Valley United Church
N17-W014 Safe Drinking Water Supply 2017-05-06 Angwan Gomo Generous Supporters & Families
N17-W013 Safe Drinking Water Supply 2017-05-10 Widow Musa's Angwan Magani 2017 Banquet Guests
Sherry-Lynn Kudlacek & Glen Kuntz
N17-W012 Safe Drinking Water Supply 2017-04-15 Hawa Dorowa Denis Cullimore
N17-W011 Safe Drinking Water Supply 2017-03-14 Jigada Village Herb Lang Well Drilling
Herb & Marilyn Lang
N17-W010 Safe Drinking Water Supply 2017-02-27 Gidan Hausa Anonymous
N17-W009 Safe Drinking Water Supply 2017-01-23 Maikanti Village Michelle McGowan Memorial Foundation
M.F.C. Construction Inc.
N17-W008 Safe Drinking Water Supply 2016-11-16 Ngah-Dan Village Gehrels Friends & Family Christmas Fund
Water of Life Project
N17-W007 Safe Drinking Water Supply 2016-10-26 Tengbu Village One World Open Mic & Christmas Album
Gehrels Friends & Family Christmas Fund
N17-W006 Safe Drinking Water Supply 2016-10-07 Madatari Village Ontario Public Service Employees
Rick Neubrand
N17-W005 Safe Drinking Water Supply 2016-11-19 Ganma Village The Blossom Foundation
N17-W004 Safe Drinking Water Supply 2016-08-09 Wanana Village Debbie & Mike Vezina

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Well Repair
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Capacity Building
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Project Descriptions


We install drilled wells, with a field annular space to protect from contaminated ground water infiltration. The installation of a hand pump prevents the contamination that occurs from using a rope and bucket method. The well is shocked immediately after drilling, and then shocked again after pump installation to ensure that no contamination from the drilling process remains in the well. Each well has a designated caretaker, and in Liberia the pumps are safeguarded with a security jacket. We encourage regular drawing times to be established so that the pump remains locked and protected outside of those times. This means the caretaker has to attend to the pump at each of those designated times, which helps promote a system of regularity. For Liberia, the caretaker, technician and chief are given an annual calendar, with instructions for their role for the well. They are given Lifewater Liberia’s phone number if they need help for repairs or anything else. We are moving towards annual assessments as a type of insurance, where there would water testing and rechlorination on an annual basis. 


Tank catchment

This is an encouraging program, particularly in Kenya, where groups of women in special need form a committee, to work towards providing a water storage tank and catchment system for all the members within the group. They save money to purchase the tank, creating a high sense of ownership of the tank, and we come alongside them to help support their initiative. We provide the tank and show them how to attach it to their roof, which must be corrogated. They provide the cement pad and organize the group to provide the rest. This is particularly useful in Kenya where drilling is difficult in the mountains. The water stored will cover the household during periods of dry times where there is no rain. The tank is used by a small number of people, usually about 7 people per family. Depending on the size of the tank, it serves the family, extended family and sometimes even the local neighbours. The tanks are installed in homes, churches, orphanages and community centers.


Pump Rehabilitation

We rehabilitate a pump when there are previously drilled wells that have a functional borehole, but the pump is so broken it has to be totally replaced. The well and the well pad are then restored to safe working condition.


Pump Repair

A hand pump is comprised of several working mechanical parts, so depending on the frequency of use repairs will be needed as a routine matter of course. Lifewater is notified by the need for repairs through different ways, which will influence the efficiency and wait time for the repair. We are currently trying to increase the efficiency of this system. Our system of contact and repairing in Liberia is succeeding, our goal is to replicate this in Haiti.


Health & Hygiene

With each well project, when the well is installed a half day workshop is held to cover the sources of disease, disease transmission and how to reduce it, and how to care for their water and environment. We also teach them how to make clean oral rehydration solution, which is very useful in cases of diarrhea, especially with young children. This year we also gave COVID instructions.



Presently we are working on a minimal scale to build to washrooms in schools in Kenya. Latrines are quite expensive. It is a pour-flush structure, with a water tank to use as a reservoir. The size of the washroom varies according to need. Handwashing stations are installed in every washroom.


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

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