Update #6: May 22, 2015 – Project complete! Update #5: April 30, 2015 – 3 Source capture sites are completed, – 3 Collection chambers are completed, – Tank 4 is on 50% completion, – 9 tap stands are completed, – Digging trenches is around 7.5km – Connection pipes is around 6.5km Update #4: April 13, 2015 – 3 Sources catchment are completed, – 2 collections chambers are completed, – 4 tap stands are completed, – 2 tanks are completed, – Tank 3 is on 20% completion, – Digging trenches is around 5km, – Connection pipes is around 4km Update #3: March 26, 2015 – 2 Sources catchment are completed, – One collection chamber is completed, – 3 tap stands are completed, – Tank 1 is completed, – Tank 2 is on 30% completion,, – Digging trenches is around 3.5km – Connection pipes is around 2.8km Update #2: March 8, 2015 – Source catchment is on 50% completion,, – Collection chamber is on 40% completion – First tank is on 70% completion, – Collection chamber is on 40% completion, – Digging trenches is around 1.8km – Connection pipes is around 1.3km Update #1: February 2, 2015 A signed contract has been returned by the project manager and construction will begin soon! Expected length of work on system is 18 weeks. [fbalbum url=https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152867013007946.1073741841.151186542945&type=3] Workers excavating the source high up in the mountains: [facebook=https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152842549867946] 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 Mutsinda Colline of the Songa Commune will consist of a 0.51 liter-per-second source and collection chamber at Kadende, a 0.31 liter-per-second source and collection chamber at Mureba and a 0.51 liter-per-second source and collection chamber at Muwingwa. The Kadende source will connect to one five-cubic meter tank and then connect to a ten-cubic-meter tank at the Kanugano Primary School and Anglican church. The Mureba source will connect to one five-cubic meter tank. The Muwingwa source will connect to two five-cubic meter tanks. The project will consist of 4.6 kilometers of primary pipeline. Fifteen tap stands will be distributed over 3.6 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 1800 people from the general population, including the Kanugano Primary School and the Kanugano Anglican church. This project will greatly improve the population’s health and well-being. To view history on all Gazelle Foundation water systems, visit HERE.