Boreholes

   Donations to CSRL provided funds to drill two new boreholes each year. A consultant is commissioned to supervise the drilling and repair of the boreholes, and conduct the hydrological survey to determine the most suitable locations to pave the way for drilling the new boreholes. To date 10 boreholes have been installed in Kamuli District and two more are being planned for 2012.

   The CSRL Program Officer and District water officer worked with the communities to build their capacity to take over management of the boreholes. The Water User Committees in each community have been established and trained both in theory and practical borehole management. The communities contribute 700,000 UGX (~$300) toward borehole establishment in their area. Of this amount, 200,000 UGX (~$80) is paid to a district water account, and 500,000 UGX (~$220) is saved in a community borehole account. This approach ensures communities are committed to repairing the borehole in case of any breakdown.

Boreholes

Drilling boreholes.

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Table 1. Estimated Water Use from boreholes installed in Kamuli District by CSRL/VEDCO.  Student numbers are average attendance during the year.  People served assumes seven individuals per household.  Liters per day assumes 20 liters per jerry can filled daily.

Location

Parish

Depth
(ft)

Primary School Students

Households
(people)

Liters
per day

Namasagali
 Primary School

Namasagali

~240

700

56
(400)

24,000

Buganza - Namasagali

Kasozi

~200

 

250
(1800)

40,000

Kakanu Village

Kasozi

~200

 

150
(1050)

20,000

Bwiiza
Primary School

Bwiiza

~200

400

300
(2100)

30,000

Nakanyonyi
 Primary School

Naluwoli

~200

600

200
(1400)

24,000

Kibumba Zone

Naluwoli

~200

 

70
(490)

12,000

Busige Zone

Butanzi

~200

 

85
(590)

10,000

Kiwungu
Primary School

Butanzi

~180

600

80
(560)

12,000

Busambu
 Primary School

Bwiiza

~200

500

100
(700)

10,000

Kabalira Village

Bwiiza

~200

 

270
(1890)

30,000



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  • Giving access to more advanced techniques.
  • Showing better ways to grow crops.
  • Improving crop yields.
  • Empowering farmers to train the rest of the community.






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