Conclusion of Likoswe Well Project – Malawi
This project has been completed under the direction of RPCV Mike Buckler.
To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.
Using funds from Water Charity, EZ Borehole Drillers drilled a borehole at Likoswe Village, Malawi, starting on Saturday, June 12, 2015, and finishing on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. The borehole was drilled to a depth of 57.5 meters and a static water level of 44 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 direct water into a nearby vegetable garden.
On Tuesday, June 23, 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 below), serving 187 households and 738 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 second project is complete. Thank you!
Water Charity and the National Peace Corps Association would like to thank Mike once again for executing such a fine project, and we would also like to thank all the fine people at Village X and the village of Likoswe for making this possible.