FRESH-WATER WELL PROJECT
Burkina Faso: in activity
Niger: Project completed in 2014
The Tounou well in Burkina Faso (March 2015) delivers a flow rate of 18,000 liters/hour, a rate that is 45 times higher than that of the previous best well.
Populations are guided in hygiene, sanitation and activities offering an improved quality of life. In addition to directly investing in school infrastructure, SEMAFO Foundation ensured water was brought to the entire population by drilling drinking water wells equipped with Volonta or India MK II pumps in elementary and secondary schools, in addition to villages. Some places in Niger received portable mini-water supplies equipped with a water post and the Foundation also funded the complete overhaul of some wells.
These activities improve student, teacher and general population access to drinking water, in addition to contributing to better hygiene standards in the villages.
- 37 freshwater boreholes sunk since 2009
- 3 freshwater boreholes: Kiétou, Kongoba and Zienkuy (2017-2018)
- 6 freshwater boreholes: Kienséré, Kiétou, Pani, Sio, Tambouangou and Tawori (2016-2017)
- Phase 2 of the Wona water supply network: addition of 3 tap stands (2016-2017)
- Number of drinking water wells drilled between 2009 and 2017: 33 (Construction of a mini-water supply system (2 tap stands) in Wona (2015-2016)
- Improved hygiene / health through greater access to safe drinking water in villages
- mini-water supplies in Niger (2012)
- 1 fresh-water well at Bolsi in Niger (2012)
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