Conclusion of Kushe #1 Village Well Rehab and Training – Ethiopia

This project has been completed as a collaborative effort between Water Charity, WiLI, and Wine 2 Water.  The project was managed by WiLI staff on the ground, and Kyle Lomax (who has done a number of projects with WC) oversaw the effort, with Josh Elliot as the overall project director.  

To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

The following is Josh’s conclusion report on this project:

This project was to repair a well that was not functioning at full capacity. The water was reported as turbid (discolored) and the community did not like the taste.  

The well was developed, cleaned, and a new pump cylinder has been installed. This well was dug to a depth of 66 meters and an Extra Deep Hand pump was utilized.

Training also took place to train a number of locals in the care, upkeep, maintenance and repair of the new well to ensure its sustainability.  

All in all a very successful rehab project.

This project is the 1st in our Ethiopia Well Rehab Program, which is itself an initiative of our East Africa Water & Sanitation Program.

We would like to commend the collaborative effort Water Charity, WiLI, and Wine 2 Water, for executing this much-needed project.  Through collaboration, we were able to do this work for a fraction of what it would normally cost.