Water supply Wiggings Primary School, Kumi, Uganda

The Wiggings Primary School is located in the East of Uganda. The Foundation " Kyoga Steunfonds" has supported the school since 1980 by providing educational material and renewing the school classrooms. The school has an increasing number of pupils (up to 1000 pupils in 2011). For drinking water and sanitation these pupils and the school staff more heavily rely on the town water system, which is subject to power losses and mechanical problems. Mainly in the dry season this causes shortages on drinking water for the school pupils.

Supported by the foundation "Steunfonds Kyoga", SamSamWater carried out a hydrological field study in 2012 to gain information on different possibilities in accessing safe and clean drinking water for the school. The field study resulted in a technical advice and recommendation for the most suitable and sustainable option for the school. For the school a (low capacity) borehole appeared to best option to be able to provide save drinking water. At first the borehole will be fitted with a handpump and will be upgraded to a solar powered system at a later stage (when the usage and maintenance of the system is regulated).

In october 2013 a borehole has been successfully drilled. Both quality and yeild of the water are good. The construction of the water supply system will start soon!

Project details

Project location:Kumi, Uganda
(find climate data for this location)
Project manager:Cedrick Gijsbertsen & Jasper Jansen
External website:http://www.kyoga.nl/
Period:2012 - 2014

Data for this project

Nieuwsbrief Stichting Kyoga Steunfonds (in Dutch)

Newsflash of Kyoga Foundation on the water project at Wiggins Primary School, Kumi, Uganda
Size: 1.01 MB
Date: 2013-12-20
Author: Stichting Kyoga Steunfonds
Reference: www.kyoga.nl

Borehole completion report for 2 boreholes at Wiggins Primary School, Kumi Town council, Kumi District

Results of drilling, testpumping and waterquality for two boreholes at Wiggins Primary School, Kumi Uganda
Size: 1.97 MB
Date: 2013-11-20
Author: TGS Water ltd.
Contact: uganda@tgswater.info
Reference: www.tgswater.info

Missie rapportage Wiggins Primary School (in Dutch)

Overview of mission in October 2013
Size: 338.08 KB
Date: 2013-11-07
Author: Cedrick Gijsbertsen en Jasper Jansen
Contact: cedrickgijsbertsen@samsaamwater.com

Report hydrogeological siting

Result of geophysical survey to identify potentional drilling sites.
Size: 4.10 MB
Date: 2013-10-20
Author: WE-consult Uganda
Contact: uganda@we-consult.info
Reference: www.we-consult.info

Water supply Wiggins Primary School Kumi Town, Kumi District, Uganda

Mission report 26-02-2012 – 07-03-2011 (final version)
Size: 1.87 MB
Date: 2012-09-07
Author: Cedrick Gijsbertsen & Jasper Jansen
Contact: cedrickgijsbertsen@samsamwater.com