Conclusion of Bodoi Water Tank Project – Kenya

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer DeAnne Turner. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

The project was to repair and upgrade the water tank in Bodoi.

DeAnne reports:

Prior to the project, the locally implemented water tank had been cracked due to a faulty top. The water tank provides water to 2,822 people in the area. The effects during its disrepair were felt even beyond this area, as the tank acts as the dispersion point to areas even further away from the borehole source.

The community gathered sand and other local materials necessary to repair the tank. Shortly after the funding came through, a handful of community members were able to purchase the remaining items (cement, wire, polythene paper, waterproofing mix, etc.) from the nearest town.

The community immediately began work and finished the project in early April. The broken portion inside of the tank was repaired and correctly supported, using the cement, waterproof cement, and wire. The top of the water tank was also repaired and the inside reinforced to prevent further damage.

The people in the Bodoi area are now able to regularly obtain water from the tank. The security of the improved lid has also led to more sanitary water storage, as outside debris can no longer enter the tank. This repair of the tank has decreased the distance to an available water source and provided a better kept water source for the people in the Bodoi area.

We are grateful to DeAnne for completing this project and to The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust for providing the funding.