[fbalbum url=https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152289500277946.1073741834.151186542945&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 – 2 tanks are completed,, – The last tank is under construction, – 6 tap stands are completed, – Digging trenches is around 4.5km – Connection pipes is around 3.4km Update #3: July 25, 2014 – Source catchment is completed, – Two collection chambers are completed, – Tank 1 is completed,Tank 2 is on 70%, – Digging trenches is around 3.8km – Connection pipes is around 2.4km Update #2: June 27, 2014 -Source catchment is completed, -Collection chamber is completed, -Source protection is completed, -First tank is on 70% completion, -Digging trenches is around 2km -Connection pipes is around 1.6km 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 Provence 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 Musenyi Colline of the Songa Commune will consist of a collection chamber located at a 1 liter-per-second source at Nyagatwe. This collection chamber will support two primary pipelines. One pipeline will connect to two five-cubic-metertanks distributed along 1.5 km of primary piping and terminate at the Rugari Primary School and Church. This portion of the project will include two tap stands. The second pipeline will connect to a ten-cubic-meter tank over 2.5 km of primary pipeline. Distribution pipelines will provide water via six tap stands to the Horezo primary school and church, the Gasagamba primary school and church, the Horezo health center and the Horezo market. The entire project will consist of 8 tap stands, 4 km of principal pipeline and 1.5 kilometers 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 3500 people from the general population. To view history on all Gazelle Foundation water systems, visit HERE.