Update #5: December 24, 2015 – Project complete! Update #4: December 7, 2015 – 4 tanks are completed, – Tank 5 is on 50% completion, – 11 tap stands are completed, – Digging trenches is around 11km – Connection of pipes is around 9.8km Update #3: November 16, 2015 – 3 sources protection are completed, – Four tanks are completed, – Nine tap stands are completed, – Digging trenches is around 9km – Connection of pipes is around 6km Update #2: October 26, 2015 – 3 sources catchments are completed, – Three collection chambers are completed, – Tank 1 and tank 2 are completed, – Tank 3 is on 60% completed, – Four tap stands are completed, – Digging trenches is around 5km – Connection of pipes is around 2, 9 00km Update #1: September 2, 2015 A signed contract has been returned by the project manager and construction will begin soon! Expected length of work on system is 12-16 weeks. Our sincere gratitude to the ERM Foundation for their help in funding part of this water system! Project Details The Songa Commune of the Bururi Province in Burundi has very limited clean water resources. Currently the local inhabitants walk significant distances to obtain water from small springs and water pools that are not clean. The project will consist of one 0.4 liter-per-second source and two 0.3 liter-per-second sources. These will connect to one ten-cubic-meter and four five-cubic-meter tanks. Fourteen tap stands will be distributed over 12.75 kilometers of pipeline. The tap stands (fountains) will provide access to the clean water source. Throughout the entire project, the pipeline will be buried below ground. Tap stands will include appropriate drainage. The project will serve approximately 3,850 people from the surrounding population. [fbalbum url=https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153353563202946.1073741848.151186542945] To view history on all Gazelle Foundation water systems, visit HERE.