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Boreholes & Hand-dug Wells

Improving access to clean water for communities.

The project aims to provide appropriate infrastructure solutions that balance communities’ water access needs, population size and available water options. In providing boreholes, the project can ensure potable water for up to 300 people for a lifespan of 30 to 40 years. In smaller communities, the project provides hand-dug wells, which can benefit up to 150 people, but have a shorter lifespan. In total, the provision of these facilities will benefit nearly 13,000 people.

As much as possible, the project works to identify water points that are located inside or in close proximity to communities; the final location of the borehole of hand-dug well is based upon an initial assessment of the area’s water table to determine the most appropriate location to maximize water availability.

 

Learn more about our partnerships with private sector and non-profit sector organizations, including Rotary International and WATER NGO.

Read about the difference a borehole has made for two communities in Ghana’s Central Region.