Conclusion of Chitimbe Borehole Project – Malawi

This project has been completed under the direction of Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Michael Buckler and Village X.

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Michael reports:

Using funds from Water Charity, EZ Borehole Drillers drilled a borehole at Chitimbe Village, Malawi, starting on June 18, 2016, and finishing on June 19, 2016.

The borehole was drilled to a depth of 50 meters. The water was tested and declared clean for drinking purposes.

EZ Borehole installed a standard metal pump mechanism, a cement foundation to protect the pump mechanism, and a cement spillway to channel excess water. The borehole has a one-year guarantee against equipment malfunctions and other failures to harness clean water from the underlying acquirer.

On Sunday, July 3, 2016, after letting the cement around the borehole dry and harden, the community and Village X Country Representative, Myson Jambo, gathered to open the well. The well is in use by the community, serving 623 households and 2,721 people.

This project was the eighth to be implemented under our Malawi Borehole Program, which is a part of our ongoing East Africa Water & Sanitation Program. It demonstrates the value of developing relationships with and empowering local small businesses to be a part of community development work.

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