Construction of one borehole for Maposeni Secondary School aiming at providing clean and safe water to people including 936 students 20 school staffs and 275 community around school

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Narrative

Before signing a contract with the company assigned to construct the pump, PADI started to mobile school community by conducting meetings with school staff members at the time the project was starting students were in holiday. During the meeting the following issues were addressed including signing the contract which included the responsibilities of school of forming: Formation of Wells Monitoring Committees (WMC) which consists of 10 people, construction of Pump House, Formation of Water Maintenance Fund and attending one day training, then after,
PADI has contracted Handei Tanzania Company Limited to construct one Hand Pump at Maposeni Secondary School, according to the study done by the company, the geology of the area comprise of clayed sand, sticky clay, silt-sand course sand, gravels, pebble(quartzite) yellowish weathered rocks can be encountered from 18m up to 40m though this depth differs from area to area. In both areas course sand, gravels clay and weathered granitic rock are good aquifers which play a great roll in groundwater existence.
Drilling method used was Mud rotary by PAT DRILL 301ARG. The well at Maposeni Secondary School was drilled to the depth of 32m, the well was found to have insufficient water, this well was abandoned instead another well was drilled which was found to have sufficient water with yield of 1300 liters per hour, with water table ranging from 6.70- 15m below ground level.
School participation: The school authorities participated well during hand pump while the pump house construction is in progress
Water quality analysis: Handei Tanzania Company Limited collected water sample for physical and chemical analysis tests. The results was as following : site-Maposeni Secondary School, Source-sw, Ph 5.4, EC 50,T.hardness 9.0,T.Alkaline 18, Ca2+ -3.2, Mg2+ 2.4, Cl- 3.2,NH3-H 0.01,NO2- 1, Iron0.04,TDS 30.0,E.coli –Nil.
• General recommendation from this result by Lake Nyasa basin Sub Office Songea under the Ministry Of Water pH should be raised by application of lime.
• Remarks: The water is soft and acidic

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 15 Jul, 2011 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 15 Jan, 2011 Preparation Phase

Construction of one borehole for Maposeni Secondary School aiming at providing clean and safe water to people including 936 students 20 school staffs and 275 community around school

Narrative

Before signing a contract with the company assigned to construct the pump, PADI started to mobile school community by conducting meetings with school staff members at the time the project was starting students were in holiday. During the meeting the following issues were addressed including signing the contract which included the responsibilities of school of forming: Formation of Wells Monitoring Committees (WMC) which consists of 10 people, construction of Pump House, Formation of Water Maintenance Fund and attending one day training, then after,
PADI has contracted Handei Tanzania Company Limited to construct one Hand Pump at Maposeni Secondary School, according to the study done by the company, the geology of the area comprise of clayed sand, sticky clay, silt-sand course sand, gravels, pebble(quartzite) yellowish weathered rocks can be encountered from 18m up to 40m though this depth differs from area to area. In both areas course sand, gravels clay and weathered granitic rock are good aquifers which play a great roll in groundwater existence.
Drilling method used was Mud rotary by PAT DRILL 301ARG. The well at Maposeni Secondary School was drilled to the depth of 32m, the well was found to have insufficient water, this well was abandoned instead another well was drilled which was found to have sufficient water with yield of 1300 liters per hour, with water table ranging from 6.70- 15m below ground level.
School participation: The school authorities participated well during hand pump while the pump house construction is in progress
Water quality analysis: Handei Tanzania Company Limited collected water sample for physical and chemical analysis tests. The results was as following : site-Maposeni Secondary School, Source-sw, Ph 5.4, EC 50,T.hardness 9.0,T.Alkaline 18, Ca2+ -3.2, Mg2+ 2.4, Cl- 3.2,NH3-H 0.01,NO2- 1, Iron0.04,TDS 30.0,E.coli –Nil.
• General recommendation from this result by Lake Nyasa basin Sub Office Songea under the Ministry Of Water pH should be raised by application of lime.
• Remarks: The water is soft and acidic

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

To make the project sustainable the following actions has been.
i. The school community have formed committee consisting 10 members (5 men and 5 women) to support monitor the pump progress
ii. Water Maintenance Fund (WMF) with a total of Tsh.150, 000 has been formed by school community to safe guard the pump sustainability.
iii. Construction of Pump House has been done by the school communities as their contribution to the project.
iv. A training session will be conducted to 10 people who are members of Well Monitoring Committee (WMC) on how to manage to perform miner repair, clean, maintain the pump and monitor any problems associated with their functioning.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

We have delayed to start the project implementation due to delay of receiving funds whereby we received at the end of Dec.2010 instead of October 2011

Impact

People Impacted: 1231

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 1231

1231 people will get safe drinking water from the project including 936 students (423 girls and 513 boys), 20 school staffs (9 women and 11 men) and 275 communities around schools (200 women and 75 men). The source of data is from the head of schools/Municipal Education Officer and Village Chair Persons from the government

School Children Getting Water: 956

The numbers of school children who are getting safe water are 936 children (423 girls and 513 boys) and 20 staffs (9 women and 11 men).The source of data from the head of school and District Education Officer

People Getting Sanitation: 1231

1231 people including 956 students (423 girls and 513 boys), 20 school staffs (9 women and 11 men) and 275 communities around school (200 women and 75 men) are getting Sanitation from the water pump supported by this project.

People Getting Other Benefits: 956

The same water, the school use for school building construction, watering flowers around staffs and school buildings, where by 936 school children (423 girls and 513 boys) and 20 staffs(9 women and 11 men) are getting the benefits. The source of data from the head of school and District Education Officer

Maintenance/Operating Costs Annual, in US$: $100

Creating and measuring long-term impact

To make the project sustainable the following actions has been.
i. The school community have formed committee consisting 10 members (5 men and 5 women) to support monitor the pump progress
ii. Water Maintenance Fund (WMF) with a total of Tsh.150, 000 has been formed by school community to safe guard the pump sustainability.
iii. Construction of Pump House has been done by the school communities as their contribution to the project.
iv. A training session will be conducted to 10 people who are members of Well Monitoring Committee (WMC) on how to manage to perform miner repair, clean, maintain the pump and monitor any problems associated with their functioning.

Funding

Funded:
$6,645
Community:
$800
Final Cost:
$7,445

Plan/Proposal