Conclusion of Bakili Well Project – Malawi
This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Michael Buckler.
To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.
We would like to thank Mike and Village X once again for executing such a fine project, and we would also like to thank everyone whose support and contributions also helped make this possible.
The following is a summary of Mike’s report:
Using funds from Water Charity, EZ Borehole Drillers drilled a borehole at Bakili Village, Malawi, starting on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, and finishing on Saturday, September 26, 2015. The borehole was drilled to a depth of 30 meters, where EZ found 4 meters of static water. 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. On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 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 (see pictures and video), serving 97 households and 474 people. The borehole has a one-year guarantee against equipment malfunctions and other failures to harness clean water from the underlying acquirer.
The Malawi Borehole Program’s fourth project is complete.