Water Boreholes

The traditional sources of water – springs and streams – provide fairly dirty water that needs to be boiled before it can be safely drunk. There is good quality underground water in this area of Uganda but it is normally only found at considerable depths within rock layers. As a result, it can cost around £6000 to drill a borehole.

The Ugandan Government does have a drilling programme to provide new boreholes but it is very slow. However if a borehole can be funded privately, it will be adopted by the National Water and Sewerage Corporation, who will undertake any major maintenance that is needed.

KRDP has funded two boreholes so far, each of which provides enough water to fill around 20 large plastic containers per hour. The water has been tested by the central laboratory of the Water and Sewerage Corporation and found to be fit for domestic and livestock uses.

 

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