Conclusion of School Water Supply Project – Burkina Faso

Conclusion of School Water Supply Project - Burkina FasoThis project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Jennifer O’Meara. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

This project was to build a water supply system at the primary school by installing piping to the existing water tower in the village and placing a tap at the school.

Jennifer reports:

For this project, Association Pour le Developpement des Adduction d’Eau Potable (ADEA) added an extension of a pre-existing water network to bring potable water to one of the primary schools in the village.

This solution resulted from a collaboration with the director of the school to find the best alternative for providing water to the school.

The trenches were dug by the parents of the students, with each being responsible for a certain distance. Connection of the pipes and installation of the faucet were done by skilled workers.

Project funds were used for the purchase and transportation of materials.

Neighbors to the school have access to the water supply as needed. A small charge was instituted for the use of the water from the tower, ensuring that there will be funds for maintenance and repair.

The students now have clean drinking water. This is expected to reduce the gastrointestinal illness that comes from drinking unsafe water.

It is estimated that 300 people are receiving the benefits of this project.

We again wish to thank The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust for providing the funding for this project.