Timber Road completed community work for the water system that entailed: digging trenches for the system's pipes from the water storage tank to the community, and increasing the height of the system's tap stands (the initial height was assessed to be too short, and accessible for tampering by children, so the height increase of the tap stands was necessary.)
Over 480 pipes were purchased and delivered to the project site. A pipeline for the pipes were dug, allowing for over 300 pipes to be laid and backfilled. The catchment of the water system is now complete.
The plumber for the project has begun work on the catchment site, and is directing the community on how to lay the PVC pipes underground for proper alignment with the system.
400 PVC pipes were purchased, and are in transit to Timber Road.
Thom and Sharon provided Timber Road's Water Committee with a workshop on water engineering to improve and accelerate their understanding of their village's new water system.
The storage tank and filtration center for Timber Road is near completion.
Water Independence Training
Training was conducted with the community's Water Committee on the different roles and responsibilities of each Water Committee member. The Youth in the Water Committee were sensitized on the importance of their support for the labor needs of the water system's construction.
Storage Tank Preparation
The community has been extracting sand and gravel in preparation for the construction of the system's storage tank this week. Cement, rods, boards, and large quantities of sand and gravel have been transported to the storage tank construction site by the population.
Tap Stands Construction
7 tap stands have been built, and there will be 8 complete by the end of this week. Once the rains during rainy season reduce, the engineers will start constructing the filtration station.
Community meeting between Timber Road and the neighboring village takes place to discuss water access expectations between both villages.
Community is being mobilized and organized to collect sand and gravel for the next phase of construction.
Catchment construction is complete.
Project construction materials are transported to Timber Road, and community work on the water system has started. Materials include sand, diggers, cement, buckets, and other miscellaneous construction tools and materials.
Meetings take place to update the community on project scheduling, and expected roles and responsibilities during the next phase of the project.
Meeting and Sensitization
With Timber Road's catchment site located in another village, the community arranges to receive blessings from appropriate leaders, and permission from the neighboring village.
Over 522 baseline surveys are distributed in Timber Road to capture baseline data on the community's health, economy, and education. This data will be compared to post-installation data to show the impact of our programs.
Contract is signed between Water Collective and its field partners.
Budget negotiations for the project is complete.