12 Week Progress Update: Water System Is Nearing Completion

Week 12: Progress continues on the Kiziba-Rokoma project in Songa Commune of Burundi. Our team reports that multiple milestones have been met in the development of the 2.4-kilometer-long water system. Once finished 1,300 people will have regular access to as much clean water as they need. Help us continue our work.

 Today, thanks to a new water system residents of Songa Commune are closer to being able to collect as much clean water as they need and have time to focus on family, work, or school.  Tap stand number one of four is shown here.

Today, thanks to a new water system residents of Songa Commune are closer to being able to collect as much clean water as they need and have time to focus on family, work, or school.  Tap stand number one of four is shown here.

The project scope consists of building two collection chambers each will be supplied by a 0.3 liter-per-second source in Kiziba. Each collection chamber and its newly constructed five cubic meter tank will connect to a pipeline 2.4-kilometer in length. Then four tap stands dispersed across 900 meters will be built making water accessible throughout the community. 

To date, our team members in Burundi report that the collection chambers and tanks have been constructed. The primary pipeline has been installed between the collection chambers and storage tanks. Four tap stands have been built. The pipeline that carries water to three of the four tap stands is in place. System testing is in progress, three of the four tap stands are fully operational. This project is on time and on budget. 

Donors to the Gazelle Foundation continue to change lives by funding water systems. Today, thanks to this new water system residents of Songa Commune are closer to being able to collect as much clean water as they need and have time to focus on family, work, or school. Help us continue our work.

 The fourth and final tap stand of Kiziba-Rukoma water system. Upon completion 1,300 people will have regular access to clean water.

The fourth and final tap stand of Kiziba-Rukoma water system. Upon completion 1,300 people will have regular access to clean water.

The Gazelle Foundation looks forward to announcing when this project is complete. Stay connected with our blog to get updates on the status of this project and others.

For the people of Burundi water is life. Access to clean water means access to better health, stronger community, jobs, education and most of all: hopeJoin us and transform lives today!