Conclusion of Siyabu Village Water Project – Malawi
This project has been completed under the direction of Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Mike Buckler and Village X.
To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.
Using funds from Water Charity, EZ Borehole Drillers drilled a borehole at Siyabu Village – Malawi, starting on November 24, 2015, and finishing on December 1, 2015. The borehole was drilled to a depth of 42 meters, where EZ found 3 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 December 10, 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 below), serving 104 households and 512 people. The borehole has a one-year guarantee against equipment malfunctions and other failures to harness clean water from the underlying aquifer.
The Malawi Borehole Program’s six project is complete. Thank you!