Banda Kyandazza Water System
Easier Water Access for Banda Community
Banda Kyandazza Water system is a community-based project founded in Nagisunga sub county. This organisation was founded by committed members of a very poor rural community, to tackle the numerous problems and challenges of life which are existing in its intervention area BKWS is taking a holistic approach on: water and sanitation, poverty and micro credit, healthy problems (prevent diseases) and protection of environment.
Who will benefit?
- 1750 people use improved drinking water
- 1 water systems
- 15 years duration
Project in depth
Water and sanitation Categories: Education, Maintenance, Sanitation, Training, Water
The strategy and approach to implement the project will be participatory approach. The community members have been consulted in the project planning i.e. selecting and designing the project, they will appraise and implement the project, do the monitoring and also evaluate the project.
The success of this project will be a great stride in seeing that our community begins an effective utilisation of the pumped water at home and at the clinic.
Involvement of the beneficiaries in implementing the project:
The primary beneficiaries of the project are the Banda Kyandazza Community and patients at the clinic. All people (Old, young ones, youths in all Gender aspects) have been represented in all meetings and their views are respected. They will be part of the implementation and management of the project.
All hereunder written has been done.
Design of the Water Supply System and Distribution and Delivery of Infrastructure
The necessary engineering design calculations will be performed for the following components of the project, including but not limited to;
• Assessing equipment requirements for pumping, storage and distribution
• Network calculations for transmission and primary mains for the planning horizon
• Estimation of land requirements for system facilities
The plant design will ensure that the system has low maintenance requirement. We consider solar power as one of the best options for such a system. An assessment will be made after establishing the pumping requirements.
Construction and installation details will be prepared for the source, meter installation, elevated tank, control devices for reservoir, valve chamber, public standpipes etc.
The water and sanitation problem in the area is alarming as the community including the Grace Healthy Centre and Maternity that’s serves over 1700 people from various villages are getting water from an unprotected springs (ponds). These springs are in a distance of about more than ½ km or more metres from the community house holds and GHCM, which tremendously affects both people in the community and Patients who comes for medication hence having more diseases and a lot of time is consumed in fetching unsafe water with the community people. There are also risks of rape, child sacrifice, long distances moreover in deep valley and forested area as the ponds where they get water are found in the valleys.
We, the Banda Community, are choosing to take on piped water for the community, as this is a community-based project. This will help the people of Banda Kyandazza get clean water, save time wasted in fetching and carrying water over a long distance in a hilly area, also put the parents’ heart to rest due to the problems faced in this activity for there children and also the Grace Family Healthy Centre patients access safe water.
The plan is to install one tank of 24.000 litres up to the hill next to the Community Churches for SDA and Protestants in Banda Kyandazza. The amount of water that can be collected from the identified source of one of the Land lords land (Michael Mugerwa) source will be enough to provide safe drinking water and water for domestic use for over 1200 people and at the healthy centre that receives over plus/minus 40 patients per week minimally and
3-5 pregnant mothers a month. The SamSam Water Foundation has made a calculation and instructions for the construction and maintenance of the water system. This report will be attached to this project proposal. However the community will be responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the project through the Water project Committee elected by the people of the Banda Kyandazza village during the meetings held in the community during the problem identification and plan.
The next step in providing safe and reliable water for the community will be extending water points near the households. However, we choose a step-by-step approach, so this project proposal only deals with the water provision to the water points a long side the road of Banda Kyandazza and the Grace Family Healthy Centre.
WEEBALE contributes permanently to the development of local communities on the African continent, especially in Uganda. We run development projects in the fields of:
- water and sanitation
- education and employment
- education to the prevention of malaria and STDs
- Installation Pipelines
- 1 Water reservoir
- 1 Water Pump
- 1 Water Tank
- 5 Taps alongside village road
The responsible organ for operation and maintenance will be the management committee of the project whose selection was gender sensitive. It consist of 9 members (Not less than four female), this was done in the meeting held on 2nd February 2010 and reconfirmed in recent meeting on february 2012. During the planning meeting for the Community water problem identification. (Minutes are available with the secretary), There will always be a new selection for new members on the board after 5 years from the time of election as it was done on 2nd February 2010 to insure long run project management and more involvement of other parties like the youths. The representations on the committee consist of members from community members, (who are members of BKWS) and representative of all gender and age. The executive Committee will always be having regular meetings and make report on the project to monitor its continuity, so as to serve the community maximally. The Community Members of Banda Kyandazza will own the facility; therefore the community by help of the water committee must meet the cost of its operation and maintenance to serve the community. The management committee has given assurance on this. There will be a cost of e.g. 100UGX Per Jerrican to meet the costs involved in the maintenance and repairs, we intend to have 3 water points with representatives for security and they will be responsible for the collection of the money paid out by the community members during the fetching time which will be from 6:00am to 7:00pm, later after three days, the three points leaders who will be selected during the execution of the project and trained, will deliver the funds to the treasurer of the project Nakayema Rose of which She will deposit the money onto the Banda Weebale Water project - ACCOUNT that was opened in Kisoga Savings and Credit Cooperative Society located in the next trading centre called Kisoga for only the project.
The money will be used for Maintenance and motivation of the people who will be at the tap points.
For example: the water points (Taps) will be open from 6:00am to 7:00pm and the point leaders will be responsible for opening and closing. People will be expected to fetch water during those ours.
They will be paying per jerrican filled. The point leaders will be working under the water committee and they be reporting any maintenance needed to be done. The committee will have a monthly meeting to review the performances of the point leaders and also to decide on what to spend on the required maintenance and to pay some motivation for the people(the point leaders) who take care of the water points. The people who take care of the water point will not be paying for water as it is one of their privileges. It is limited to 4 jerricans a day. The signatories for the water project account include, and they are on the water commitee:
Nakayima Margret Chairperson
Ssemuyaba Nelson Secretary
Nankabirwa Rose Treasurer
They will be responsible to withdraw any amount approved by the general committee from the account in case there is any necessary need for repair or maintenance.
The management committee of the project will identify one of the volunteers of BKWS to be trained as technician, to help on the technical problems and the cleaning of the facilities. The Training will be done after the execution of the project, a toolbox will be bought by the committee from the funds after collection. The company that will be hired to execute the project in its period of the guarantee, will be requested and paid little amount of funds to train two youths to do the Maintenance, youths who will be trained will be paid a motivation fee in case of any Maintenance they will be providing. However the committee will make the decision on when to call upon the technician if necessary.
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