Providing access to clean water is more than quenching thirst. Regular access to clean water saves lives. Clean water decreases disease rate by 80%. It puts children back into the classroom by giving them time for education. It allows a village to focus on building a future, earning a living, spending time with family—not searching for water.
We thrilled to report that the Kadasha-Kayange water system is 90% complete. Over the next few weeks all holding tanks, pipes, and tap stands will be connected, then final testing will begin. Site work and restoration of trenches will be complete to ensure that the system is protected and preserved. Receipts for all materials and a full accounting of all expenses will be sent to the Gazelle Foundation along with GPS coordinates and the final batch of progress photographs of the entire system. The last step is a signed formal handoff of the project by the regional government (Régiecommunale de l’eau a Songa) will be provided to the Gazelle Foundation.
Kidasha-Kayange Water System (see schematic drawing below) consists of a collection chamber supplied by a 0.5 liter-per-second source at Rwankanyambo and of a second collection chamber supplied by a different 0.5 liter-per-second source at Rwankanyambo. Each collection chamber is connected via primary pipeline to separate five-cubic-meter tanks. The sources and tanks are connected over a total of 1.6 kilometers of primary pipeline. Five tap stands dispersed over 1.400 kilometers throughout the village bring clean water to approximately 1,200 residents. This water system is one of three systems that the Gazelle Foundation is currently constructing thanks to our supporters. We are pleased to report, the project is on time and on budget, and its impact is already considerable.
The Gazelle Foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life for the people in Burundi, Africa by providing access to clean water. See our most recent Impact Report here.