Rehabilitation of Water Wells
Water for South Sudan (WFSS) drills water wells in remote South Sudanese villages to help the people access clean water, while also providing hygiene education and sanitation programs. WFSS is based in Wau and has worked in the Upper Nile, Bahr el Ghazal, and Equatoria regions. WFSS drilled its first well in 2005 and to date has drilled 349 wells. Over time the wells begin to break down due to extended use so in 2017 WFSS launched their rehabilitation team to revisit and repair older wells.
The rehab team aims to repair broken parts, upgrade the cement platforms around the well, replace the animal feeding trough ,and improve the well design to current standards. Each drilling season from December to May the team works to rehabilitate 50 wells and has already completed 72 successful rehabs since beginning in 2017. Through the end of 2018 and into 2019 the rehab team comprised of ten local South Sudanese individuals is working to ensure the people of South Sudan have a reliable source of clean water.
- South Sudan
- Water Sanitation and Hygiene