[fbalbum url=https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152012191907946.1073741830.151186542945&type=3] Update #5: June 2, 2014 While on an annual visit to Burundi, Foundation employee Michael Madison participated in the official handover of the project to the local population.
Update #4: April 22, 2014
– digging trenches is completed
– 4 tanks construction are completed,
– 10 tap stands are completed,
– Connection pipes is around 5.5km
Update #3: March 27, 2014
– Two sources catchments are completed,
– protection sources are completed,
– collection chamber construction is completed,
– digging trenches, an average of 5.5km is over,
– 3 tanks construction are completed,
– 6 tap stand are completed
– Connection pipes is around 4.5km
Update #2: March 5, 2014
– Two sources catchments are completed,
– protection sources are completed,
– collection chamber construction is completed,
– digging trenches, an average of 4km is over,
– two tanks construction are completed,
– Tank 3 is on 10%
– 4 tap stand are completed,
– Connection pipes is around 2.7km
Update #1: January 17, 2014
Construction officially begins! We’re projecting to have the system completed in about 18 weeks pending the upcoming rainy season doesn’t cause the workers too much difficulty.
Project Details The Gazelle Foundation has big plans for 2014– a goal of serving 12,000 Burundians being at the top of the list. The Rabiro-Rugenda system is the second project for us, with Nyabikona-Kivumu breaking ground in early January. As shown in the drawing above, construction will span 6.2 kilometers (about 4 miles) featuring four (4) collection tanks, eleven (11) tap stands, and utilizing two (2) different underground spring sources. Population due to benefit from this new system is 1,800 citizens. To date, the Foundation – in partnership with the local communities – has constructed 12 systems that provide daily access to fresh, clean water for more than 25,000 citizens. To view history on all Gazelle Foundation water systems, visit HERE.