DIARY OF EVENTS OF WELL BUILDING & HAND-PUMP INSTALLATION IN ANTANIMENALAVA

DONATED BY HIGHLANDER

 

The borehole was put in place in Antanimenalava village in the Fokontany (neighbourhood) of Fatakanina, East Andrainjato municipality, district of Lalangina in the region of Haute Matsiatra.

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This is one of the five boreholes put-in-place in the Fokontany of Fatakanina and there are eight others installed in the rural municipality of East Andrainjato.

The beneficiaries of the well are 202 inhabitants gathered in 31 households. The VALISOA Association is the water management committee and also regroups the beneficiaries of the well in Antanimenalava.

Works started on the 11th of July and ended on the 24th of July, 2014. There were 13 workdays. The names of the drillers involved were Aimé, Mamy and Paul, supervised by Fanny. They worked alongside two local villagers who were trained up to become village maintenance technicians. The community worked alongside them throughout, fetching water needed during the drilling works as well as helping fetch other local materials needed such as cow manure and sand. The drillers were housed by the community.

Pierrette, FBM/NT field agent responsible for community awareness-raising on the WASH messages and preparation for the project, was active in the village well before drilling work started – and afterwards too.

10-07-14: The drilling team, accompanied by Fanny, were installed in Antanimenalava village.

11-07-14: 3 drillers and 2 village maintenance technicians and one intern from FBM/NT carried out a sounding then they started drilling work. It lasted 8 hours and they made dug to a depth of 4m30.

12-07-14: 3 drillers and 2 village maintenance technicians and one intern from FBM/NT continued drilling during 7 hours and 50mn and they dug to a depth of 1m50. They hit rock and moved to another place, pre-identified with villagers and their supervisor. Sounding was carried out.

14-07-14: 3 drillers and 2 village maintenance technicians and one intern from FBM/NT drilled a second hole for 8 hours and 30mn and they dug to a depth of 7m before hitting rock.

15-07-14: 3 drillers and 2 village maintenance technicians and one intern from FBM/NT started drilling in the 3rd site pre-identified, during 9hours and 30 mn. They dug to a depth of 4m.

16-07-14: 3 drillers, 2 village maintenance technicians with villagers filtered and transported sand during 8 and a half hours. They dug to 11m. Fanny supervised the site to check the depth is satisfactory.

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17-07-14: The team had a rest day.

18-07-14: Inlet filters cutting, shaft lining, and development by 3 drillers and 2 village maintenance technicians. Task duration: 9hours and 30mn. Inlet filters cutting completed.

19-07-14: Development by 3 drillers and 2 village maintenance technicians. Task duration: 7 hours 30mn.

20-07-14: Development by 3 drillers and 2 village maintenance technicians.

21-07-14: Development by 3 drillers and 2 village maintenance technicians. Task duration: 8 hours 30mn.

22-07-14: Construction of the sanitary apron begun by 3 drillers, 2 village maintenance technicians and one intern. Task duration: 10 hours 40mn.

23-07-14: Construction of the sanitary apron begun by 3 drillers, 2 village maintenance technicians and one intern continued. Task duration: 8 hours. Sanitary apron completed.

24-07-14: Pump assembly and development carried out by 3 drillers, 2 village maintenance technicians and one intern. Task duration: 7 hours 10mn. Assembly achievement. Supervision carried out by Fanny.

25-07-14: Temporary reception of the borehole by the local community and the drillers’ supervisor (Fanny).

13-11-14: Water quality test carried out.

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Details of the well:

  • Static level: 4m50
  • Dynamic level: 9m
  • Total depth: 11m
  • Canzee pump installed
  • Number of drilling attempts: 3
  • Sponsor: Fresh2o – Highlander

 

Notes:

Beneficiaries’ contribution: outstanding balance of 30,000 Ariary.

2 villages benefit from the well.

People no longer have stomach upsets.

Farming production has risen as villagers are motivated to water their fields.

Water is no longer fetched from the spring.

The borehole is under the responsible of the watering place committee President (CPE), of two village maintenance technicians and two counsellors.

Antanimenalava village had just 4 latrines of which only three are functional.