P-2792

Kirkau Water Extension Project

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Project Description

Country: Kenya

Location: Nairobi

Total Budget: $9,000

Area of Focus: Water and sanitation

Activity Type: Water: Supply/Access

Summary: Extension of Water Supply to Kirkau Community with Raised Water Tank and Dis;tribution


The Kirkau Primary School WASH Project was launched in June 2017, funded by Steamboat Rotary Club, three otther district club ($15,000), a District Grant ($15,000) and a GLobal Grant ($22,500). Due to this support - the school has a complete water and sanitation system and enrollment grew from 12 in 2017 to 45 pupils in 2019, a trend that is expected to continue. A total of 56 households have now individual household connections while a similar number collects water from the only communal water point.

The communities to the West side of the area are on a higher elevation than can be served by the available head at the water tower. Currently, the 20 connections in this area are served through direct pumping which gives them intermittent supply and experiencing frequent pipe bursts due the high pressure from the pump. An additional storey at the water tower is necessary to increase the water head in order to effectively serve this community.

Proposal is to include a total of 30-50 households including the 20 who have intermittent supply.

Objective: The overall objective of this proposal is to enhance community well-being, self-reliance and sustenance through water, sanitation and hygiene initiatives through the increasing of the water head so as to serve the communities on the higher elevations on the Western side of the school.

Activity 1: To alleviate the challenge facing the community on the higher elevation West of the school, we propose to build an additional story on the water tower so as to increase the water head in order to serve the community by gravity, thus proving continuous supply and also reducing the pipe bursts caused by the high pressure generated by the pump during direct pumping into this service line. The tank and necessary materials will be purchased locally and local and experienced labor will be hired to undertake the work, supervised by a water engineer, who was involved in the original project and who has worked closely with Rotary before.

Sustainability: A separate Water Management Committee is set up with detailed terms of reference with a separate Water Project Bank Account. All payments are receipted and efforts are underway to enable consumers to make all payments directly to the Water Account. All connections including the greenhouse, the school ablution block and the community water point so as to ensure that we can account for every drop of water even when the school does not pay for the water used at the toilet and the greenhouse.

Community inputs: In anticipation of the additional floor (storey) on the water tower, the community has raised and installed a 500m pipeline of diameter 1.5inch and 20 households are now connected who are served intermittently through direct pumping. The consumers hold regular meetings to discuss progress and get to know each other better. The project will be overseen by the Madaraka Rotary club of Nairobi and the Steamboat Springs Rotary Club. The Project is ready to start in June 2019 with funds already available from the Steamboat Springs club ($6,000) and the Madaraka Club in Nairobi ($1,000).

The Steamboat club will coordinate with The Makaraka Club in Nairobi which has committed to provide $1,000 as their contribution.

Project Contact Person

District: 5440

Rotary Club of: Steamboat Springs

Primary Contact: Paul Hebert

Email: paulvh2@gmail.com

Project Status

Signed
This project is "Signed". This means that the signatures from the club leadership have been collected. This project is now being reviewed by the district leadership for approval. Once a decision is made, the status of the project will be changed to "Approved".

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Steamboat Springs (5440)

21-May-19

$7,000

$2,000

$9,000

Total

$7,000

$2,000

$9,000

DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

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History Log Entries

21-May-19

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

24-May-19

by Randall Looper

Paul,

Please upload a complete budget of income and expenses to the documents area.

27-May-19

by Paul Hebert

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

27-May-19

by Paul Hebert

System Entry: Project signed by Paul Hebert.

4-Jun-19

by Randall Looper

Paul,

In order to be considered for a District grant the following needs to be completed:

- The clubs President-Elect needs to enter a Foundation goal for the 2019-2020 Rotary year.

If you have any questions or problems please email me.

7-Jun-19

by Randall Looper

Paul,

I have cancelled the signature process. The country where the project happens is currently listed as USA when it needs to be Kenya. You can fix this by editing the project description. Once that is fixed you can start thr signature process again.

7-Jun-19

by Randall Looper

Paul,

Also you need to add Randy as club President to the signature process when you start it again.

7-Jun-19

by Randall Looper

System Entry: Signature Process cancelled by user.

7-Jun-19

by Paul Hebert

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

7-Jun-19

by Paul Hebert

System Entry: Project signed by Paul Hebert.

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