Update #6: May 22, 2015 – Project Complete! Update #5: April 30, 2015 – 3 Collection chambers are completed, – 8 Tap stands are completed, – Digging trenches is completed, – Connection pipes is around 4.5 km (of 4.8 km) Update #4: April 13, 2015 – 3 Sources catchment are completed, – 2 tanks are completed, – Tank 3 is 40% completed, – 4 tap stands are completed, – Digging trenches is around 4.2km – Connection pipes is around 3.5km Update #3: March 26, 2015 – 3 Sources catchment are completed, – Protection sources are completed, – Tank 1 is completed, – Tank 2 is on 40% completion, – 2 tap stand are completed, – Digging trenches is around 3km, – Connection pipes is around 2.5km Update #2: March 8, 2015 – 2 Sources catchment are completed, – Protection sources are on 90% completion, – Two collection chambers are completed, – First tank is completed, – 1tap stand is completed – Digging trenches is around 1.5km – Connection pipes is around 1.2km 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 15 weeks. Workers mixing cement for the first collection chamber of the Manyoni System: [fbalbum url=https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152806772502946.1073741839.151186542945&type=3] [facebook=https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152840545877946] 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 Taba and Muzamba Collines of the Songa Commune will consist of a 0.4 liter-per-second source and collection chamber at Muwera and a 0.3 liter-per-second source and collection chamber at Nkingu. The Muwera source will connect to two five-cubic meter tanks and then connect to the pipeline from the Nkingu source to supply a ten-cubic-meter tank at the Manyoni market. The project will consist of 2.7 kilometers of primary pipeline. Ten tap stands will be distributed over 2.1 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 1200 people from the general population, including the Manyoni Primary school, Pentecost church, and Manyoni market. This project will greatly improve the population’s health and well-being. To view history on all Gazelle Foundation water systems, visit HERE.