We executed this project in the summer of 2021. The client’s aim was to provide 20 communities in the Hurungwe District of Mashonaland West with clean drinking water. The 14 boreholes (of which some are shared) are situated at Alpha Village, November Village, Papa Village, Tango Village, Kilo Village, Village 32B, Chipfuko Village, Kapare Village (shared with Kashumba village), Echo A Village, Village 22B, Chisauka Village (shared with Kapoko and Kawangu Village), Village 28, Village 24A and Juliet Village.
A new borehole was also realized for Huyo Secondary School, Nyamakate in Hurungwe.
The original goal was to rehabilitate 14 boreholes and drill three new ones. For the most part, we succeeded. Rehabilitation of the boreholes in November Village, Kilo Village, Village 28, Village 24A and Juliet Village proved to be impossible, however we drilled a new borehole for Village 28. We also added three villages to the list of boreholes to be rehabilitated: Village 27B, Village 24B and Village 30A. A total of 16 villages have benefited from either rehabilitation or installation of a new borehole.
The benefits of having clean water for the people in these communities cannot be overstated:
- There will be less to no outbreaks of waterborne diseases;
- Women and girls (who are usually responsible for fetching water) will have more time to focus on their education and can start generating income through agriculture related projects such as livestock rearing and horticulture;
- Agriculture will see better results due to irrigation, which will improve food security;
- With lower cattle mortality, the villagers will have a reliable storage of wealth and draught labor.
As Get Wet Drilling Services we evaluated, prepared and executed all the work. Prior to execution, we visited all the communities to evaluate the possibility, costs and resources needed for rehabilitation. The importance of this preparatory work has once again been made clear to us. We are happy with the results of this project, and even though boreholes in some villages were beyond repair, over 10,000 people, of which almost 6,000 are children, have been provided with clean and safe water.