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MEDIA LIBRARY
 
27 December 2019

The project supported rehabilitation of water supply project at Masurura village following successful purchase of a new water pump and new borehole installation pipes and associated accessories. Also, the implementation involved installation of new water pipes and water transmission control accessories to the water storage tank.

The activity also involved rehabilitation of 20 delivery points. An investigation was conducted to establish some borehole parameters which were not available in records although important for groundwater supply and use by the community. This included depth of the borehole, the yield (previous or current) and water quality analyses. The borehole was cleaned using pressure pump and pumping test was conducted for 24 hours. It has been established that the borehole has a depth of 105 meters and the current yield of 10,500 liters/hour. The water quality was good and fit for human use. Testing of the water system and the pump functioning has indicated that the tank was filled after 10 hours of continuous pumping and has shown good holding capacity, which proved that the rehabilitation was successfully done.

Three strategically located delivery points have been rehabilitated for immediate use and are operational. These include one at the village dispensary, which provide medical services to about 68 people per day including about 38 children, one at Ngelekwe primary school that has a total enrollment of 683 pupils, and one is available for public water access

UNDP team inspecting the water transmission system at Masurura village borehole
UNDP team inspecting the water transmission system at Masurura village borehole
Masurura villagers and Butiama district council staff supporting implementation team in the preparatory work of water pump at Masurura village borehole.
Masurura villagers and Butiama district council staff supporting implementation team for re-installation and installation work of water pump at Masurura village borehole.
Delivery Water Point at Masurura Village in Butiama District
Delivery Water Point at Masurura Village in Butiama District