[fbalbum url=https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152289492427946.1073741833.151186542945&type=3] Update #6: October 10, 2014 Project completed! Update #5: September 24, 2014 The remaining activities for the completion of the system are: – 4 tap stands (2 for Gishingo-Ngandu and 2 for Horezo) – Connection of pipes is nearly to be completed – Pipes protection – Construction of washout chamber Update #4: August 23, 2014 – 3 tanks are completed, – 5 tap stands are completed, – Washout chamber is under construction, – Digging trenches is around 4km – Connection pipes is around 3km Update #3: July 25, 2014 – First Source catchment is completed, – First collection chamber is completed, – Two tap stands are completed, – Tank 1 is completed, – Tank 2 is on 70%, – Digging trenches is around 3.5km – Connection pipes is around 2.5km Update #2: June 27, 2014 -First Source catchment is completed, -First collection chamber is on 95% completion, -Source protection is on 90% completion, -First tap stand at the source is on 90% completion, -First tank is on 25% -Digging trenches is around 2.5km -Connection pipes is around 1.9km Update #1: June 2, 2014 While on an annual visit to Burundi, Foundation employee Michael Madison participated in the official signing with the local administration to approve the start of construction. 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, located in the Muheka and Musenyi Collines of the Songa Commune will consist of two 0.8 liter-per-second sources at Gishingo, each creating a smaller sub-system. A collection chamber will be constructed at each source. The first source will connect to a five-cubic-meter tank over 40 meters of primary pipeline. Three tap stands will be distributed over 700 meters of distribution pipeline. The second source will connect to two five-cubic meter tanks over 2.9 kilometers of primary pipeline and connect to four tap stands distributed over five hundred meters of distribution 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 1300 people from the general population, the Ngandu primary school and the Ngandu Pentecost church. This improvement will greatly improve the population’s health and well-being. To view history on all Gazelle Foundation water systems, visit HERE.