Nyansakia Water Project
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Implementation Trip 2022
We returned to Nyansakia in December of 2022, after several years of planning and the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Trenches had to be dug throughout the community to connect all the tap stands. We laid over two kilometers of pipe, with significant help from the community.
Near the central well, we installed a 24,000 liter holding tank. The tank had to be installed first so we could hook it up with the rest of the pipeline.
We made four tap stands, each on a small concrete slab and dispersed throughout Nyansakia. The tap stands are gravity fed, meaning there is little upkeep cost for the village.
Assessment Trip 2019
Nyansakia has four springs that they mainly rely on for water. All four of these springs have e-coli as well as various other bacteria.
To service the community properly we need an accurate map of the village. During our assessment trip we took GPS points around the border of the community as well as various important pathways that can be utilized in the design process.
Our project will certainly need tanks to hold the water. Soil tests were done in main points that could be utilized for distribution. These tests tell us the compression strength of the soil, so we can safely place the right sized tank in that location.
Our chapter was given the opportunity to aid the village of Nyansakia on January 2019. Our project goals are to bring clean, reliable drinking water to the community.
We've spent the last four years planning and constructing a groundwater distribution system to reach that goal.
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