According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Water is essential for life. The amount of fresh water on earth is limited, and its quantity is under constant pressure. Preserving the quality of freshwater is important for the drinking-water supply, food production, and recreational water use. Water is critical to life, but it is also a limited resource and several interrelated factors are decreasing its availability. South Saharan Social Development Organization embarked on The Water of Life (WOL) project due to the integral role water access, plays in several human development spheres including education, nutrition, food security, housing and urban planning, good health, and women’s empowerment. The Project provided safe drinking water to over one million inhabitants of local communities within Abia, Rivers, Lagos, Ogun, Niger, Nasarawa, Edo, Benue, Oyo, Delta, Imo, Oyo, Ondo, Enugu, Ekiti, Kwara, and Anambra states, utilizing a methodology that prioritized community ownership in a bid to foster sustainability. The challenges of the project remain the sustainability of the water source and this is further hindered by a poor maintenance and management culture of the host communities. This culture has led neglect of the water sources and their subsequent fall to ruin. To forestall this scenario, the project decided to support the institution of a functional Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Committee whose deliverable is to ensure that the water infrastructure is continually maintained post-rehabilitation and can serve its function of providing safe, quality water to the inhabitants of the community for a very long time. For the success of the project, SSDO conducted advocacy to gatekeepers and stakeholders in each community. This activity was done to obtain permission for entry and also to identify and select community members to be trained as the WASH committee. Also, five (5) members of each intervention community were selected and trained on best practices to manage the facilities to ensure sustainability. The trained members were inaugurated as the WASH committee members for the facilities. Some training sessions were also conducted where WASHCOM members and Operation and Maintenance (O&M) team were trained for each of the facilities. This was done to ensure proper operation and maintenance of the facilities and also to ensure the sustainability of the project.

Boreholes

Lagos State

Onibaba Ajegunle Community Borehole – (GPS Coordinates – 6.456653, 3.342979)

Status: Completed

Located at No. 3 Ago Hausa Street – Beside African Primary School, Ajegunle, Lagos state.

The borehole was serviced and re-developed to open the pores of the aquifer for optimum performance

Refurbishment: The borehole was further refurbished to enhance the aesthetics. This also has been completed and the borehole opened to the community for use.

 

Isolo – Mafoluku Community Borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.55870, 3.33430)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at 1st Corner of Ansar-ud-Deen, Avenue and Makinde Street, Lagos State. The borehole was serviced and re-developed to open the pores of the aquifer for optimum performance

Refurbishment: The borehole was further refurbished to enhance the aesthetics. This also has been completed and the borehole opened to the community for use.

 

Noforija1 hand pump borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.629500, 3.984820)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Noforija1 in Eredo LCDA, Epe LGA, Lagos State.

 

Ajegbende 1 hand pump borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.62035, 4.04805)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Ajegbende1 in Eredo LCDA, Epe LGA, Lagos State.

 

Igbonla hand pump borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.67133, 4.00275)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Igbonla primary school in Eredo LCDA, Epe LGA, Lagos State.

 

The UPE primary school Ilara hand pump borehole

A complete set of Indian Mark III and its accessories were procured and installed at Noforija1 according to the specifications of the Bill of Quantities (BOQ). Riser pipes were subsequently installed to ensure optimal functionality and the borehole opened to the public thereafter

Niger State

Rafin Sanyi – (GPS Coordinates – 9.146562, 7.197912)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Rafin Sanyi Area Bakin-Iku (Central Mosque) Suleja LGA, Niger state.

The existing borehole in the facility was located in an area with low water yields and this prompted the need for a geophysical survey to identify a new high yield location after which a new borehole was sunk. The overhead tank was reconstructed and the damaged perimeter fencing was repaired. An 11,000 KVA generator set was installed. All other materials for electromechanical repairs were procured and installed while the damaged taps were also replaced. The borehole opened to the community for use.

Handover: The borehole facility was handed over to the community on 14th August 2019 during a handover ceremony.

 

Fangamu – Suleja, Niger state – (GPS Coordinates – 9.183082, 7.168575)

Status: Completed

The borehole at IQBE Centre, Old Kpata was initially slated to rehabilitated but it was discovered that the state government took up the facility for repairs. In view of this, the facility at Fangamu located at Gangarin Fangamu, Gangarin Fangamu Road, Suleja, Niger state under the WOL scheme was selected as a replacement. Due to low water yield from the existing borehole, a geophysical survey was conducted to identify an area of high yield and a new hole was drilled. The overhead tank was reconstructed and also the damaged perimeter fencing was repaired. The borehole opened to the community for use.

Handover: The borehole facility was handed over to the community on 14th August 2019 during a handover ceremony.

Nasarawa State

Angwan Albarka – (GPS Coordinates – 9.007626, 7.594590)

The borehole is located behind Central Mosque, Uke, Karu LGA, Nasarawa state.

Status: Completed

 The borehole in the facility was flushed and the overhead tank was reconstructed and also the damaged perimeter fencing was repaired. The roof and doors of the generator building was repaired and an 11,000 KVA generator set was installed. All other materials for electromechanical repairs were procured and installed while the damaged taps were also replaced. The borehole opened to the community for use.

Handover: The borehole facility was handed over to the community on 20th August 2019 during a handover ceremony.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Water is essential for life. The amount of fresh water on earth is limited, and its quantity is under constant pressure. Preserving the quality of freshwater is important for the drinking-water supply, food production, and recreational water use. Water is critical to life, but it is also a limited resource and several interrelated factors are decreasing its availability. South Saharan Social Development Organization embarked on The Water of Life (WOL) project due to the integral role water access, plays in several human development spheres including education, nutrition, food security, housing and urban planning, good health, and women’s empowerment. The Project provided safe drinking water to over one million inhabitants of local communities within Abia, Rivers, Lagos, Ogun, Niger, Nasarawa, Edo, Benue, Oyo, Delta, Imo, Oyo, Ondo, Enugu, Ekiti, Kwara, and Anambra states, utilizing a methodology that prioritized community ownership in a bid to foster sustainability. The challenges of the project remain the sustainability of the water source and this is further hindered by a poor maintenance and management culture of the host communities. This culture has led neglect of the water sources and their subsequent fall to ruin. To forestall this scenario, the project decided to support the institution of a functional Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Committee whose deliverable is to ensure that the water infrastructure is continually maintained post-rehabilitation and can serve its function of providing safe, quality water to the inhabitants of the community for a very long time. For the success of the project, SSDO conducted advocacy to gatekeepers and stakeholders in each community. This activity was done to obtain permission for entry and also to identify and select community members to be trained as the WASH committee. Also, five (5) members of each intervention community were selected and trained on best practices to manage the facilities to ensure sustainability. The trained members were inaugurated as the WASH committee members for the facilities. Some training sessions were also conducted where WASHCOM members and Operation and Maintenance (O&M) team were trained for each of the facilities. This was done to ensure proper operation and maintenance of the facilities and also to ensure the sustainability of the project.

Boreholes

Lagos State

Onibaba Ajegunle Community Borehole – (GPS Coordinates – 6.456653, 3.342979)

Status: Completed

Located at No. 3 Ago Hausa Street – Beside African Primary School, Ajegunle, Lagos state.

The borehole was serviced and re-developed to open the pores of the aquifer for optimum performance

Refurbishment: The borehole was further refurbished to enhance the aesthetics. This also has been completed and the borehole opened to the community for use.

 

Isolo – Mafoluku Community Borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.55870, 3.33430)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at 1st Corner of Ansar-ud-Deen, Avenue and Makinde Street, Lagos State. The borehole was serviced and re-developed to open the pores of the aquifer for optimum performance

Refurbishment: The borehole was further refurbished to enhance the aesthetics. This also has been completed and the borehole opened to the community for use.

 

Noforija1 hand pump borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.629500, 3.984820)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Noforija1 in Eredo LCDA, Epe LGA, Lagos State.

 

Ajegbende 1 hand pump borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.62035, 4.04805)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Ajegbende1 in Eredo LCDA, Epe LGA, Lagos State.

 

Igbonla hand pump borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.67133, 4.00275)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Igbonla primary school in Eredo LCDA, Epe LGA, Lagos State.

 

The UPE primary school Ilara hand pump borehole

A complete set of Indian Mark III and its accessories were procured and installed at Noforija1 according to the specifications of the Bill of Quantities (BOQ). Riser pipes were subsequently installed to ensure optimal functionality and the borehole opened to the public thereafter

Niger State

Rafin Sanyi – (GPS Coordinates – 9.146562, 7.197912)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Rafin Sanyi Area Bakin-Iku (Central Mosque) Suleja LGA, Niger state.

The existing borehole in the facility was located in an area with low water yields and this prompted the need for a geophysical survey to identify a new high yield location after which a new borehole was sunk. The overhead tank was reconstructed and the damaged perimeter fencing was repaired. An 11,000 KVA generator set was installed. All other materials for electromechanical repairs were procured and installed while the damaged taps were also replaced. The borehole opened to the community for use.

Handover: The borehole facility was handed over to the community on 14th August 2019 during a handover ceremony.

 

Fangamu – Suleja, Niger state – (GPS Coordinates – 9.183082, 7.168575)

Status: Completed

The borehole at IQBE Centre, Old Kpata was initially slated to rehabilitated but it was discovered that the state government took up the facility for repairs. In view of this, the facility at Fangamu located at Gangarin Fangamu, Gangarin Fangamu Road, Suleja, Niger state under the WOL scheme was selected as a replacement. Due to low water yield from the existing borehole, a geophysical survey was conducted to identify an area of high yield and a new hole was drilled. The overhead tank was reconstructed and also the damaged perimeter fencing was repaired. The borehole opened to the community for use.

Handover: The borehole facility was handed over to the community on 14th August 2019 during a handover ceremony.

Nasarawa State

Angwan Albarka – (GPS Coordinates – 9.007626, 7.594590)

The borehole is located behind Central Mosque, Uke, Karu LGA, Nasarawa state.

Status: Completed

 The borehole in the facility was flushed and the overhead tank was reconstructed and also the damaged perimeter fencing was repaired. The roof and doors of the generator building was repaired and an 11,000 KVA generator set was installed. All other materials for electromechanical repairs were procured and installed while the damaged taps were also replaced. The borehole opened to the community for use.

Handover: The borehole facility was handed over to the community on 20th August 2019 during a handover ceremony.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Water is essential for life. The amount of fresh water on earth is limited, and its quantity is under constant pressure. Preserving the quality of freshwater is important for the drinking-water supply, food production, and recreational water use. Water is critical to life, but it is also a limited resource and several interrelated factors are decreasing its availability. South Saharan Social Development Organization embarked on The Water of Life (WOL) project due to the integral role water access, plays in several human development spheres including education, nutrition, food security, housing and urban planning, good health, and women’s empowerment. The Project provided safe drinking water to over one million inhabitants of local communities within Abia, Rivers, Lagos, Ogun, Niger, Nasarawa, Edo, Benue, Oyo, Delta, Imo, Oyo, Ondo, Enugu, Ekiti, Kwara, and Anambra states, utilizing a methodology that prioritized community ownership in a bid to foster sustainability. The challenges of the project remain the sustainability of the water source and this is further hindered by a poor maintenance and management culture of the host communities. This culture has led neglect of the water sources and their subsequent fall to ruin. To forestall this scenario, the project decided to support the institution of a functional Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Committee whose deliverable is to ensure that the water infrastructure is continually maintained post-rehabilitation and can serve its function of providing safe, quality water to the inhabitants of the community for a very long time. For the success of the project, SSDO conducted advocacy to gatekeepers and stakeholders in each community. This activity was done to obtain permission for entry and also to identify and select community members to be trained as the WASH committee. Also, five (5) members of each intervention community were selected and trained on best practices to manage the facilities to ensure sustainability. The trained members were inaugurated as the WASH committee members for the facilities. Some training sessions were also conducted where WASHCOM members and Operation and Maintenance (O&M) team were trained for each of the facilities. This was done to ensure proper operation and maintenance of the facilities and also to ensure the sustainability of the project.

Boreholes

Lagos State

Onibaba Ajegunle Community Borehole – (GPS Coordinates – 6.456653, 3.342979)

Status: Completed

Located at No. 3 Ago Hausa Street – Beside African Primary School, Ajegunle, Lagos state.

The borehole was serviced and re-developed to open the pores of the aquifer for optimum performance

Refurbishment: The borehole was further refurbished to enhance the aesthetics. This also has been completed and the borehole opened to the community for use.

 

Isolo – Mafoluku Community Borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.55870, 3.33430)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at 1st Corner of Ansar-ud-Deen, Avenue and Makinde Street, Lagos State. The borehole was serviced and re-developed to open the pores of the aquifer for optimum performance

Refurbishment: The borehole was further refurbished to enhance the aesthetics. This also has been completed and the borehole opened to the community for use.

 

Noforija1 hand pump borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.629500, 3.984820)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Noforija1 in Eredo LCDA, Epe LGA, Lagos State.

 

Ajegbende 1 hand pump borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.62035, 4.04805)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Ajegbende1 in Eredo LCDA, Epe LGA, Lagos State.

 

Igbonla hand pump borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.67133, 4.00275)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Igbonla primary school in Eredo LCDA, Epe LGA, Lagos State.

 

The UPE primary school Ilara hand pump borehole

A complete set of Indian Mark III and its accessories were procured and installed at Noforija1 according to the specifications of the Bill of Quantities (BOQ). Riser pipes were subsequently installed to ensure optimal functionality and the borehole opened to the public thereafter

Niger State

Rafin Sanyi – (GPS Coordinates – 9.146562, 7.197912)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Rafin Sanyi Area Bakin-Iku (Central Mosque) Suleja LGA, Niger state.

The existing borehole in the facility was located in an area with low water yields and this prompted the need for a geophysical survey to identify a new high yield location after which a new borehole was sunk. The overhead tank was reconstructed and the damaged perimeter fencing was repaired. An 11,000 KVA generator set was installed. All other materials for electromechanical repairs were procured and installed while the damaged taps were also replaced. The borehole opened to the community for use.

Handover: The borehole facility was handed over to the community on 14th August 2019 during a handover ceremony.

 

Fangamu – Suleja, Niger state – (GPS Coordinates – 9.183082, 7.168575)

Status: Completed

The borehole at IQBE Centre, Old Kpata was initially slated to rehabilitated but it was discovered that the state government took up the facility for repairs. In view of this, the facility at Fangamu located at Gangarin Fangamu, Gangarin Fangamu Road, Suleja, Niger state under the WOL scheme was selected as a replacement. Due to low water yield from the existing borehole, a geophysical survey was conducted to identify an area of high yield and a new hole was drilled. The overhead tank was reconstructed and also the damaged perimeter fencing was repaired. The borehole opened to the community for use.

Handover: The borehole facility was handed over to the community on 14th August 2019 during a handover ceremony.

Nasarawa State

Angwan Albarka – (GPS Coordinates – 9.007626, 7.594590)

The borehole is located behind Central Mosque, Uke, Karu LGA, Nasarawa state.

Status: Completed

 The borehole in the facility was flushed and the overhead tank was reconstructed and also the damaged perimeter fencing was repaired. The roof and doors of the generator building was repaired and an 11,000 KVA generator set was installed. All other materials for electromechanical repairs were procured and installed while the damaged taps were also replaced. The borehole opened to the community for use.

Handover: The borehole facility was handed over to the community on 20th August 2019 during a handover ceremony.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Water is essential for life. The amount of fresh water on earth is limited, and its quantity is under constant pressure. Preserving the quality of freshwater is important for the drinking-water supply, food production, and recreational water use. Water is critical to life, but it is also a limited resource and several interrelated factors are decreasing its availability. South Saharan Social Development Organization embarked on The Water of Life (WOL) project due to the integral role water access, plays in several human development spheres including education, nutrition, food security, housing and urban planning, good health, and women’s empowerment. The Project provided safe drinking water to over one million inhabitants of local communities within Abia, Rivers, Lagos, Ogun, Niger, Nasarawa, Edo, Benue, Oyo, Delta, Imo, Oyo, Ondo, Enugu, Ekiti, Kwara, and Anambra states, utilizing a methodology that prioritized community ownership in a bid to foster sustainability. The challenges of the project remain the sustainability of the water source and this is further hindered by a poor maintenance and management culture of the host communities. This culture has led neglect of the water sources and their subsequent fall to ruin. To forestall this scenario, the project decided to support the institution of a functional Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Committee whose deliverable is to ensure that the water infrastructure is continually maintained post-rehabilitation and can serve its function of providing safe, quality water to the inhabitants of the community for a very long time. For the success of the project, SSDO conducted advocacy to gatekeepers and stakeholders in each community. This activity was done to obtain permission for entry and also to identify and select community members to be trained as the WASH committee. Also, five (5) members of each intervention community were selected and trained on best practices to manage the facilities to ensure sustainability. The trained members were inaugurated as the WASH committee members for the facilities. Some training sessions were also conducted where WASHCOM members and Operation and Maintenance (O&M) team were trained for each of the facilities. This was done to ensure proper operation and maintenance of the facilities and also to ensure the sustainability of the project.

Boreholes

Lagos State

Onibaba Ajegunle Community Borehole – (GPS Coordinates – 6.456653, 3.342979)

Status: Completed

Located at No. 3 Ago Hausa Street – Beside African Primary School, Ajegunle, Lagos state.

The borehole was serviced and re-developed to open the pores of the aquifer for optimum performance

Refurbishment: The borehole was further refurbished to enhance the aesthetics. This also has been completed and the borehole opened to the community for use.

 

Isolo – Mafoluku Community Borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.55870, 3.33430)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at 1st Corner of Ansar-ud-Deen, Avenue and Makinde Street, Lagos State. The borehole was serviced and re-developed to open the pores of the aquifer for optimum performance

Refurbishment: The borehole was further refurbished to enhance the aesthetics. This also has been completed and the borehole opened to the community for use.

 

Noforija1 hand pump borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.629500, 3.984820)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Noforija1 in Eredo LCDA, Epe LGA, Lagos State.

 

Ajegbende 1 hand pump borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.62035, 4.04805)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Ajegbende1 in Eredo LCDA, Epe LGA, Lagos State.

 

Igbonla hand pump borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.67133, 4.00275)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Igbonla primary school in Eredo LCDA, Epe LGA, Lagos State.

 

The UPE primary school Ilara hand pump borehole

A complete set of Indian Mark III and its accessories were procured and installed at Noforija1 according to the specifications of the Bill of Quantities (BOQ). Riser pipes were subsequently installed to ensure optimal functionality and the borehole opened to the public thereafter

Niger State

Rafin Sanyi – (GPS Coordinates – 9.146562, 7.197912)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Rafin Sanyi Area Bakin-Iku (Central Mosque) Suleja LGA, Niger state.

The existing borehole in the facility was located in an area with low water yields and this prompted the need for a geophysical survey to identify a new high yield location after which a new borehole was sunk. The overhead tank was reconstructed and the damaged perimeter fencing was repaired. An 11,000 KVA generator set was installed. All other materials for electromechanical repairs were procured and installed while the damaged taps were also replaced. The borehole opened to the community for use.

Handover: The borehole facility was handed over to the community on 14th August 2019 during a handover ceremony.

 

Fangamu – Suleja, Niger state – (GPS Coordinates – 9.183082, 7.168575)

Status: Completed

The borehole at IQBE Centre, Old Kpata was initially slated to rehabilitated but it was discovered that the state government took up the facility for repairs. In view of this, the facility at Fangamu located at Gangarin Fangamu, Gangarin Fangamu Road, Suleja, Niger state under the WOL scheme was selected as a replacement. Due to low water yield from the existing borehole, a geophysical survey was conducted to identify an area of high yield and a new hole was drilled. The overhead tank was reconstructed and also the damaged perimeter fencing was repaired. The borehole opened to the community for use.

Handover: The borehole facility was handed over to the community on 14th August 2019 during a handover ceremony.

Nasarawa State

Angwan Albarka – (GPS Coordinates – 9.007626, 7.594590)

The borehole is located behind Central Mosque, Uke, Karu LGA, Nasarawa state.

Status: Completed

 The borehole in the facility was flushed and the overhead tank was reconstructed and also the damaged perimeter fencing was repaired. The roof and doors of the generator building was repaired and an 11,000 KVA generator set was installed. All other materials for electromechanical repairs were procured and installed while the damaged taps were also replaced. The borehole opened to the community for use.

Handover: The borehole facility was handed over to the community on 20th August 2019 during a handover ceremony.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Water is essential for life. The amount of fresh water on earth is limited, and its quantity is under constant pressure. Preserving the quality of freshwater is important for the drinking-water supply, food production, and recreational water use. Water is critical to life, but it is also a limited resource and several interrelated factors are decreasing its availability. South Saharan Social Development Organization embarked on The Water of Life (WOL) project due to the integral role water access, plays in several human development spheres including education, nutrition, food security, housing and urban planning, good health, and women’s empowerment. The Project provided safe drinking water to over one million inhabitants of local communities within Abia, Rivers, Lagos, Ogun, Niger, Nasarawa, Edo, Benue, Oyo, Delta, Imo, Oyo, Ondo, Enugu, Ekiti, Kwara, and Anambra states, utilizing a methodology that prioritized community ownership in a bid to foster sustainability. The challenges of the project remain the sustainability of the water source and this is further hindered by a poor maintenance and management culture of the host communities. This culture has led neglect of the water sources and their subsequent fall to ruin. To forestall this scenario, the project decided to support the institution of a functional Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Committee whose deliverable is to ensure that the water infrastructure is continually maintained post-rehabilitation and can serve its function of providing safe, quality water to the inhabitants of the community for a very long time. For the success of the project, SSDO conducted advocacy to gatekeepers and stakeholders in each community. This activity was done to obtain permission for entry and also to identify and select community members to be trained as the WASH committee. Also, five (5) members of each intervention community were selected and trained on best practices to manage the facilities to ensure sustainability. The trained members were inaugurated as the WASH committee members for the facilities. Some training sessions were also conducted where WASHCOM members and Operation and Maintenance (O&M) team were trained for each of the facilities. This was done to ensure proper operation and maintenance of the facilities and also to ensure the sustainability of the project.

Boreholes

Lagos State

Onibaba Ajegunle Community Borehole – (GPS Coordinates – 6.456653, 3.342979)

Status: Completed

Located at No. 3 Ago Hausa Street – Beside African Primary School, Ajegunle, Lagos state.

The borehole was serviced and re-developed to open the pores of the aquifer for optimum performance

Refurbishment: The borehole was further refurbished to enhance the aesthetics. This also has been completed and the borehole opened to the community for use.

 

Isolo – Mafoluku Community Borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.55870, 3.33430)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at 1st Corner of Ansar-ud-Deen, Avenue and Makinde Street, Lagos State. The borehole was serviced and re-developed to open the pores of the aquifer for optimum performance

Refurbishment: The borehole was further refurbished to enhance the aesthetics. This also has been completed and the borehole opened to the community for use.

 

Noforija1 hand pump borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.629500, 3.984820)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Noforija1 in Eredo LCDA, Epe LGA, Lagos State.

 

Ajegbende 1 hand pump borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.62035, 4.04805)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Ajegbende1 in Eredo LCDA, Epe LGA, Lagos State.

 

Igbonla hand pump borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.67133, 4.00275)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Igbonla primary school in Eredo LCDA, Epe LGA, Lagos State.

 

The UPE primary school Ilara hand pump borehole

A complete set of Indian Mark III and its accessories were procured and installed at Noforija1 according to the specifications of the Bill of Quantities (BOQ). Riser pipes were subsequently installed to ensure optimal functionality and the borehole opened to the public thereafter

Niger State

Rafin Sanyi – (GPS Coordinates – 9.146562, 7.197912)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Rafin Sanyi Area Bakin-Iku (Central Mosque) Suleja LGA, Niger state.

The existing borehole in the facility was located in an area with low water yields and this prompted the need for a geophysical survey to identify a new high yield location after which a new borehole was sunk. The overhead tank was reconstructed and the damaged perimeter fencing was repaired. An 11,000 KVA generator set was installed. All other materials for electromechanical repairs were procured and installed while the damaged taps were also replaced. The borehole opened to the community for use.

Handover: The borehole facility was handed over to the community on 14th August 2019 during a handover ceremony.

 

Fangamu – Suleja, Niger state – (GPS Coordinates – 9.183082, 7.168575)

Status: Completed

The borehole at IQBE Centre, Old Kpata was initially slated to rehabilitated but it was discovered that the state government took up the facility for repairs. In view of this, the facility at Fangamu located at Gangarin Fangamu, Gangarin Fangamu Road, Suleja, Niger state under the WOL scheme was selected as a replacement. Due to low water yield from the existing borehole, a geophysical survey was conducted to identify an area of high yield and a new hole was drilled. The overhead tank was reconstructed and also the damaged perimeter fencing was repaired. The borehole opened to the community for use.

Handover: The borehole facility was handed over to the community on 14th August 2019 during a handover ceremony.

Nasarawa State

Angwan Albarka – (GPS Coordinates – 9.007626, 7.594590)

The borehole is located behind Central Mosque, Uke, Karu LGA, Nasarawa state.

Status: Completed

 The borehole in the facility was flushed and the overhead tank was reconstructed and also the damaged perimeter fencing was repaired. The roof and doors of the generator building was repaired and an 11,000 KVA generator set was installed. All other materials for electromechanical repairs were procured and installed while the damaged taps were also replaced. The borehole opened to the community for use.

Handover: The borehole facility was handed over to the community on 20th August 2019 during a handover ceremony.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Water is essential for life. The amount of fresh water on earth is limited, and its quantity is under constant pressure. Preserving the quality of freshwater is important for the drinking-water supply, food production, and recreational water use. Water is critical to life, but it is also a limited resource and several interrelated factors are decreasing its availability. South Saharan Social Development Organization embarked on The Water of Life (WOL) project due to the integral role water access, plays in several human development spheres including education, nutrition, food security, housing and urban planning, good health, and women’s empowerment. The Project provided safe drinking water to over one million inhabitants of local communities within Abia, Rivers, Lagos, Ogun, Niger, Nasarawa, Edo, Benue, Oyo, Delta, Imo, Oyo, Ondo, Enugu, Ekiti, Kwara, and Anambra states, utilizing a methodology that prioritized community ownership in a bid to foster sustainability. The challenges of the project remain the sustainability of the water source and this is further hindered by a poor maintenance and management culture of the host communities. This culture has led neglect of the water sources and their subsequent fall to ruin. To forestall this scenario, the project decided to support the institution of a functional Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Committee whose deliverable is to ensure that the water infrastructure is continually maintained post-rehabilitation and can serve its function of providing safe, quality water to the inhabitants of the community for a very long time. For the success of the project, SSDO conducted advocacy to gatekeepers and stakeholders in each community. This activity was done to obtain permission for entry and also to identify and select community members to be trained as the WASH committee. Also, five (5) members of each intervention community were selected and trained on best practices to manage the facilities to ensure sustainability. The trained members were inaugurated as the WASH committee members for the facilities. Some training sessions were also conducted where WASHCOM members and Operation and Maintenance (O&M) team were trained for each of the facilities. This was done to ensure proper operation and maintenance of the facilities and also to ensure the sustainability of the project.

Boreholes

Lagos State

Onibaba Ajegunle Community Borehole – (GPS Coordinates – 6.456653, 3.342979)

Status: Completed

Located at No. 3 Ago Hausa Street – Beside African Primary School, Ajegunle, Lagos state.

The borehole was serviced and re-developed to open the pores of the aquifer for optimum performance

Refurbishment: The borehole was further refurbished to enhance the aesthetics. This also has been completed and the borehole opened to the community for use.

 

Isolo – Mafoluku Community Borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.55870, 3.33430)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at 1st Corner of Ansar-ud-Deen, Avenue and Makinde Street, Lagos State. The borehole was serviced and re-developed to open the pores of the aquifer for optimum performance

Refurbishment: The borehole was further refurbished to enhance the aesthetics. This also has been completed and the borehole opened to the community for use.

 

Noforija1 hand pump borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.629500, 3.984820)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Noforija1 in Eredo LCDA, Epe LGA, Lagos State.

 

Ajegbende 1 hand pump borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.62035, 4.04805)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Ajegbende1 in Eredo LCDA, Epe LGA, Lagos State.

 

Igbonla hand pump borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.67133, 4.00275)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Igbonla primary school in Eredo LCDA, Epe LGA, Lagos State.

 

The UPE primary school Ilara hand pump borehole

A complete set of Indian Mark III and its accessories were procured and installed at Noforija1 according to the specifications of the Bill of Quantities (BOQ). Riser pipes were subsequently installed to ensure optimal functionality and the borehole opened to the public thereafter

Niger State

Rafin Sanyi – (GPS Coordinates – 9.146562, 7.197912)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Rafin Sanyi Area Bakin-Iku (Central Mosque) Suleja LGA, Niger state.

The existing borehole in the facility was located in an area with low water yields and this prompted the need for a geophysical survey to identify a new high yield location after which a new borehole was sunk. The overhead tank was reconstructed and the damaged perimeter fencing was repaired. An 11,000 KVA generator set was installed. All other materials for electromechanical repairs were procured and installed while the damaged taps were also replaced. The borehole opened to the community for use.

Handover: The borehole facility was handed over to the community on 14th August 2019 during a handover ceremony.

 

Fangamu – Suleja, Niger state – (GPS Coordinates – 9.183082, 7.168575)

Status: Completed

The borehole at IQBE Centre, Old Kpata was initially slated to rehabilitated but it was discovered that the state government took up the facility for repairs. In view of this, the facility at Fangamu located at Gangarin Fangamu, Gangarin Fangamu Road, Suleja, Niger state under the WOL scheme was selected as a replacement. Due to low water yield from the existing borehole, a geophysical survey was conducted to identify an area of high yield and a new hole was drilled. The overhead tank was reconstructed and also the damaged perimeter fencing was repaired. The borehole opened to the community for use.

Handover: The borehole facility was handed over to the community on 14th August 2019 during a handover ceremony.

Nasarawa State

Angwan Albarka – (GPS Coordinates – 9.007626, 7.594590)

The borehole is located behind Central Mosque, Uke, Karu LGA, Nasarawa state.

Status: Completed

 The borehole in the facility was flushed and the overhead tank was reconstructed and also the damaged perimeter fencing was repaired. The roof and doors of the generator building was repaired and an 11,000 KVA generator set was installed. All other materials for electromechanical repairs were procured and installed while the damaged taps were also replaced. The borehole opened to the community for use.

Handover: The borehole facility was handed over to the community on 20th August 2019 during a handover ceremony.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Water is essential for life. The amount of fresh water on earth is limited, and its quantity is under constant pressure. Preserving the quality of freshwater is important for the drinking-water supply, food production, and recreational water use. Water is critical to life, but it is also a limited resource and several interrelated factors are decreasing its availability. South Saharan Social Development Organization embarked on The Water of Life (WOL) project due to the integral role water access, plays in several human development spheres including education, nutrition, food security, housing and urban planning, good health, and women’s empowerment. The Project provided safe drinking water to over one million inhabitants of local communities within Abia, Rivers, Lagos, Ogun, Niger, Nasarawa, Edo, Benue, Oyo, Delta, Imo, Oyo, Ondo, Enugu, Ekiti, Kwara, and Anambra states, utilizing a methodology that prioritized community ownership in a bid to foster sustainability. The challenges of the project remain the sustainability of the water source and this is further hindered by a poor maintenance and management culture of the host communities. This culture has led neglect of the water sources and their subsequent fall to ruin. To forestall this scenario, the project decided to support the institution of a functional Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Committee whose deliverable is to ensure that the water infrastructure is continually maintained post-rehabilitation and can serve its function of providing safe, quality water to the inhabitants of the community for a very long time. For the success of the project, SSDO conducted advocacy to gatekeepers and stakeholders in each community. This activity was done to obtain permission for entry and also to identify and select community members to be trained as the WASH committee. Also, five (5) members of each intervention community were selected and trained on best practices to manage the facilities to ensure sustainability. The trained members were inaugurated as the WASH committee members for the facilities. Some training sessions were also conducted where WASHCOM members and Operation and Maintenance (O&M) team were trained for each of the facilities. This was done to ensure proper operation and maintenance of the facilities and also to ensure the sustainability of the project.

Boreholes

Lagos State

Onibaba Ajegunle Community Borehole – (GPS Coordinates – 6.456653, 3.342979)

Status: Completed

Located at No. 3 Ago Hausa Street – Beside African Primary School, Ajegunle, Lagos state.

The borehole was serviced and re-developed to open the pores of the aquifer for optimum performance

Refurbishment: The borehole was further refurbished to enhance the aesthetics. This also has been completed and the borehole opened to the community for use.

 

Isolo – Mafoluku Community Borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.55870, 3.33430)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at 1st Corner of Ansar-ud-Deen, Avenue and Makinde Street, Lagos State. The borehole was serviced and re-developed to open the pores of the aquifer for optimum performance

Refurbishment: The borehole was further refurbished to enhance the aesthetics. This also has been completed and the borehole opened to the community for use.

 

Noforija1 hand pump borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.629500, 3.984820)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Noforija1 in Eredo LCDA, Epe LGA, Lagos State.

 

Ajegbende 1 hand pump borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.62035, 4.04805)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Ajegbende1 in Eredo LCDA, Epe LGA, Lagos State.

 

Igbonla hand pump borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.67133, 4.00275)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Igbonla primary school in Eredo LCDA, Epe LGA, Lagos State.

 

The UPE primary school Ilara hand pump borehole

A complete set of Indian Mark III and its accessories were procured and installed at Noforija1 according to the specifications of the Bill of Quantities (BOQ). Riser pipes were subsequently installed to ensure optimal functionality and the borehole opened to the public thereafter

Niger State

Rafin Sanyi – (GPS Coordinates – 9.146562, 7.197912)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Rafin Sanyi Area Bakin-Iku (Central Mosque) Suleja LGA, Niger state.

The existing borehole in the facility was located in an area with low water yields and this prompted the need for a geophysical survey to identify a new high yield location after which a new borehole was sunk. The overhead tank was reconstructed and the damaged perimeter fencing was repaired. An 11,000 KVA generator set was installed. All other materials for electromechanical repairs were procured and installed while the damaged taps were also replaced. The borehole opened to the community for use.

Handover: The borehole facility was handed over to the community on 14th August 2019 during a handover ceremony.

 

Fangamu – Suleja, Niger state – (GPS Coordinates – 9.183082, 7.168575)

Status: Completed

The borehole at IQBE Centre, Old Kpata was initially slated to rehabilitated but it was discovered that the state government took up the facility for repairs. In view of this, the facility at Fangamu located at Gangarin Fangamu, Gangarin Fangamu Road, Suleja, Niger state under the WOL scheme was selected as a replacement. Due to low water yield from the existing borehole, a geophysical survey was conducted to identify an area of high yield and a new hole was drilled. The overhead tank was reconstructed and also the damaged perimeter fencing was repaired. The borehole opened to the community for use.

Handover: The borehole facility was handed over to the community on 14th August 2019 during a handover ceremony.

Nasarawa State

Angwan Albarka – (GPS Coordinates – 9.007626, 7.594590)

The borehole is located behind Central Mosque, Uke, Karu LGA, Nasarawa state.

Status: Completed

 The borehole in the facility was flushed and the overhead tank was reconstructed and also the damaged perimeter fencing was repaired. The roof and doors of the generator building was repaired and an 11,000 KVA generator set was installed. All other materials for electromechanical repairs were procured and installed while the damaged taps were also replaced. The borehole opened to the community for use.

Handover: The borehole facility was handed over to the community on 20th August 2019 during a handover ceremony.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Water is essential for life. The amount of fresh water on earth is limited, and its quantity is under constant pressure. Preserving the quality of freshwater is important for the drinking-water supply, food production, and recreational water use. Water is critical to life, but it is also a limited resource and several interrelated factors are decreasing its availability. South Saharan Social Development Organization embarked on The Water of Life (WOL) project due to the integral role water access, plays in several human development spheres including education, nutrition, food security, housing and urban planning, good health, and women’s empowerment. The Project provided safe drinking water to over one million inhabitants of local communities within Abia, Rivers, Lagos, Ogun, Niger, Nasarawa, Edo, Benue, Oyo, Delta, Imo, Oyo, Ondo, Enugu, Ekiti, Kwara, and Anambra states, utilizing a methodology that prioritized community ownership in a bid to foster sustainability. The challenges of the project remain the sustainability of the water source and this is further hindered by a poor maintenance and management culture of the host communities. This culture has led neglect of the water sources and their subsequent fall to ruin. To forestall this scenario, the project decided to support the institution of a functional Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Committee whose deliverable is to ensure that the water infrastructure is continually maintained post-rehabilitation and can serve its function of providing safe, quality water to the inhabitants of the community for a very long time. For the success of the project, SSDO conducted advocacy to gatekeepers and stakeholders in each community. This activity was done to obtain permission for entry and also to identify and select community members to be trained as the WASH committee. Also, five (5) members of each intervention community were selected and trained on best practices to manage the facilities to ensure sustainability. The trained members were inaugurated as the WASH committee members for the facilities. Some training sessions were also conducted where WASHCOM members and Operation and Maintenance (O&M) team were trained for each of the facilities. This was done to ensure proper operation and maintenance of the facilities and also to ensure the sustainability of the project.

Boreholes

Lagos State

Onibaba Ajegunle Community Borehole – (GPS Coordinates – 6.456653, 3.342979)

Status: Completed

Located at No. 3 Ago Hausa Street – Beside African Primary School, Ajegunle, Lagos state.

The borehole was serviced and re-developed to open the pores of the aquifer for optimum performance

Refurbishment: The borehole was further refurbished to enhance the aesthetics. This also has been completed and the borehole opened to the community for use.

 

Isolo – Mafoluku Community Borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.55870, 3.33430)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at 1st Corner of Ansar-ud-Deen, Avenue and Makinde Street, Lagos State. The borehole was serviced and re-developed to open the pores of the aquifer for optimum performance

Refurbishment: The borehole was further refurbished to enhance the aesthetics. This also has been completed and the borehole opened to the community for use.

 

Noforija1 hand pump borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.629500, 3.984820)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Noforija1 in Eredo LCDA, Epe LGA, Lagos State.

 

Ajegbende 1 hand pump borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.62035, 4.04805)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Ajegbende1 in Eredo LCDA, Epe LGA, Lagos State.

 

Igbonla hand pump borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.67133, 4.00275)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Igbonla primary school in Eredo LCDA, Epe LGA, Lagos State.

 

The UPE primary school Ilara hand pump borehole

A complete set of Indian Mark III and its accessories were procured and installed at Noforija1 according to the specifications of the Bill of Quantities (BOQ). Riser pipes were subsequently installed to ensure optimal functionality and the borehole opened to the public thereafter

Niger State

Rafin Sanyi – (GPS Coordinates – 9.146562, 7.197912)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Rafin Sanyi Area Bakin-Iku (Central Mosque) Suleja LGA, Niger state.

The existing borehole in the facility was located in an area with low water yields and this prompted the need for a geophysical survey to identify a new high yield location after which a new borehole was sunk. The overhead tank was reconstructed and the damaged perimeter fencing was repaired. An 11,000 KVA generator set was installed. All other materials for electromechanical repairs were procured and installed while the damaged taps were also replaced. The borehole opened to the community for use.

Handover: The borehole facility was handed over to the community on 14th August 2019 during a handover ceremony.

 

Fangamu – Suleja, Niger state – (GPS Coordinates – 9.183082, 7.168575)

Status: Completed

The borehole at IQBE Centre, Old Kpata was initially slated to rehabilitated but it was discovered that the state government took up the facility for repairs. In view of this, the facility at Fangamu located at Gangarin Fangamu, Gangarin Fangamu Road, Suleja, Niger state under the WOL scheme was selected as a replacement. Due to low water yield from the existing borehole, a geophysical survey was conducted to identify an area of high yield and a new hole was drilled. The overhead tank was reconstructed and also the damaged perimeter fencing was repaired. The borehole opened to the community for use.

Handover: The borehole facility was handed over to the community on 14th August 2019 during a handover ceremony.

Nasarawa State

Angwan Albarka – (GPS Coordinates – 9.007626, 7.594590)

The borehole is located behind Central Mosque, Uke, Karu LGA, Nasarawa state.

Status: Completed

 The borehole in the facility was flushed and the overhead tank was reconstructed and also the damaged perimeter fencing was repaired. The roof and doors of the generator building was repaired and an 11,000 KVA generator set was installed. All other materials for electromechanical repairs were procured and installed while the damaged taps were also replaced. The borehole opened to the community for use.

Handover: The borehole facility was handed over to the community on 20th August 2019 during a handover ceremony.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Water is essential for life. The amount of fresh water on earth is limited, and its quantity is under constant pressure. Preserving the quality of freshwater is important for the drinking-water supply, food production, and recreational water use. Water is critical to life, but it is also a limited resource and several interrelated factors are decreasing its availability. South Saharan Social Development Organization embarked on The Water of Life (WOL) project due to the integral role water access, plays in several human development spheres including education, nutrition, food security, housing and urban planning, good health, and women’s empowerment. The Project provided safe drinking water to over one million inhabitants of local communities within Abia, Rivers, Lagos, Ogun, Niger, Nasarawa, Edo, Benue, Oyo, Delta, Imo, Oyo, Ondo, Enugu, Ekiti, Kwara, and Anambra states, utilizing a methodology that prioritized community ownership in a bid to foster sustainability. The challenges of the project remain the sustainability of the water source and this is further hindered by a poor maintenance and management culture of the host communities. This culture has led neglect of the water sources and their subsequent fall to ruin. To forestall this scenario, the project decided to support the institution of a functional Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Committee whose deliverable is to ensure that the water infrastructure is continually maintained post-rehabilitation and can serve its function of providing safe, quality water to the inhabitants of the community for a very long time. For the success of the project, SSDO conducted advocacy to gatekeepers and stakeholders in each community. This activity was done to obtain permission for entry and also to identify and select community members to be trained as the WASH committee. Also, five (5) members of each intervention community were selected and trained on best practices to manage the facilities to ensure sustainability. The trained members were inaugurated as the WASH committee members for the facilities. Some training sessions were also conducted where WASHCOM members and Operation and Maintenance (O&M) team were trained for each of the facilities. This was done to ensure proper operation and maintenance of the facilities and also to ensure the sustainability of the project.

Boreholes

Lagos State

Onibaba Ajegunle Community Borehole – (GPS Coordinates – 6.456653, 3.342979)

Status: Completed

Located at No. 3 Ago Hausa Street – Beside African Primary School, Ajegunle, Lagos state.

The borehole was serviced and re-developed to open the pores of the aquifer for optimum performance

Refurbishment: The borehole was further refurbished to enhance the aesthetics. This also has been completed and the borehole opened to the community for use.

 

Isolo – Mafoluku Community Borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.55870, 3.33430)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at 1st Corner of Ansar-ud-Deen, Avenue and Makinde Street, Lagos State. The borehole was serviced and re-developed to open the pores of the aquifer for optimum performance

Refurbishment: The borehole was further refurbished to enhance the aesthetics. This also has been completed and the borehole opened to the community for use.

 

Noforija1 hand pump borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.629500, 3.984820)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Noforija1 in Eredo LCDA, Epe LGA, Lagos State.

 

Ajegbende 1 hand pump borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.62035, 4.04805)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Ajegbende1 in Eredo LCDA, Epe LGA, Lagos State.

 

Igbonla hand pump borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.67133, 4.00275)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Igbonla primary school in Eredo LCDA, Epe LGA, Lagos State.

 

The UPE primary school Ilara hand pump borehole

A complete set of Indian Mark III and its accessories were procured and installed at Noforija1 according to the specifications of the Bill of Quantities (BOQ). Riser pipes were subsequently installed to ensure optimal functionality and the borehole opened to the public thereafter

Niger State

Rafin Sanyi – (GPS Coordinates – 9.146562, 7.197912)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Rafin Sanyi Area Bakin-Iku (Central Mosque) Suleja LGA, Niger state.

The existing borehole in the facility was located in an area with low water yields and this prompted the need for a geophysical survey to identify a new high yield location after which a new borehole was sunk. The overhead tank was reconstructed and the damaged perimeter fencing was repaired. An 11,000 KVA generator set was installed. All other materials for electromechanical repairs were procured and installed while the damaged taps were also replaced. The borehole opened to the community for use.

Handover: The borehole facility was handed over to the community on 14th August 2019 during a handover ceremony.

 

Fangamu – Suleja, Niger state – (GPS Coordinates – 9.183082, 7.168575)

Status: Completed

The borehole at IQBE Centre, Old Kpata was initially slated to rehabilitated but it was discovered that the state government took up the facility for repairs. In view of this, the facility at Fangamu located at Gangarin Fangamu, Gangarin Fangamu Road, Suleja, Niger state under the WOL scheme was selected as a replacement. Due to low water yield from the existing borehole, a geophysical survey was conducted to identify an area of high yield and a new hole was drilled. The overhead tank was reconstructed and also the damaged perimeter fencing was repaired. The borehole opened to the community for use.

Handover: The borehole facility was handed over to the community on 14th August 2019 during a handover ceremony.

Nasarawa State

Angwan Albarka – (GPS Coordinates – 9.007626, 7.594590)

The borehole is located behind Central Mosque, Uke, Karu LGA, Nasarawa state.

Status: Completed

 The borehole in the facility was flushed and the overhead tank was reconstructed and also the damaged perimeter fencing was repaired. The roof and doors of the generator building was repaired and an 11,000 KVA generator set was installed. All other materials for electromechanical repairs were procured and installed while the damaged taps were also replaced. The borehole opened to the community for use.

Handover: The borehole facility was handed over to the community on 20th August 2019 during a handover ceremony.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Water is essential for life. The amount of fresh water on earth is limited, and its quantity is under constant pressure. Preserving the quality of freshwater is important for the drinking-water supply, food production, and recreational water use. Water is critical to life, but it is also a limited resource and several interrelated factors are decreasing its availability. South Saharan Social Development Organization embarked on The Water of Life (WOL) project due to the integral role water access, plays in several human development spheres including education, nutrition, food security, housing and urban planning, good health, and women’s empowerment. The Project provided safe drinking water to over one million inhabitants of local communities within Abia, Rivers, Lagos, Ogun, Niger, Nasarawa, Edo, Benue, Oyo, Delta, Imo, Oyo, Ondo, Enugu, Ekiti, Kwara, and Anambra states, utilizing a methodology that prioritized community ownership in a bid to foster sustainability. The challenges of the project remain the sustainability of the water source and this is further hindered by a poor maintenance and management culture of the host communities. This culture has led neglect of the water sources and their subsequent fall to ruin. To forestall this scenario, the project decided to support the institution of a functional Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Committee whose deliverable is to ensure that the water infrastructure is continually maintained post-rehabilitation and can serve its function of providing safe, quality water to the inhabitants of the community for a very long time. For the success of the project, SSDO conducted advocacy to gatekeepers and stakeholders in each community. This activity was done to obtain permission for entry and also to identify and select community members to be trained as the WASH committee. Also, five (5) members of each intervention community were selected and trained on best practices to manage the facilities to ensure sustainability. The trained members were inaugurated as the WASH committee members for the facilities. Some training sessions were also conducted where WASHCOM members and Operation and Maintenance (O&M) team were trained for each of the facilities. This was done to ensure proper operation and maintenance of the facilities and also to ensure the sustainability of the project.

Boreholes

Lagos State

Onibaba Ajegunle Community Borehole – (GPS Coordinates – 6.456653, 3.342979)

Status: Completed

Located at No. 3 Ago Hausa Street – Beside African Primary School, Ajegunle, Lagos state.

The borehole was serviced and re-developed to open the pores of the aquifer for optimum performance

Refurbishment: The borehole was further refurbished to enhance the aesthetics. This also has been completed and the borehole opened to the community for use.

 

Isolo – Mafoluku Community Borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.55870, 3.33430)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at 1st Corner of Ansar-ud-Deen, Avenue and Makinde Street, Lagos State. The borehole was serviced and re-developed to open the pores of the aquifer for optimum performance

Refurbishment: The borehole was further refurbished to enhance the aesthetics. This also has been completed and the borehole opened to the community for use.

 

Noforija1 hand pump borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.629500, 3.984820)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Noforija1 in Eredo LCDA, Epe LGA, Lagos State.

 

Ajegbende 1 hand pump borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.62035, 4.04805)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Ajegbende1 in Eredo LCDA, Epe LGA, Lagos State.

 

Igbonla hand pump borehole. (GPS Coordinates – 6.67133, 4.00275)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Igbonla primary school in Eredo LCDA, Epe LGA, Lagos State.

 

The UPE primary school Ilara hand pump borehole

A complete set of Indian Mark III and its accessories were procured and installed at Noforija1 according to the specifications of the Bill of Quantities (BOQ). Riser pipes were subsequently installed to ensure optimal functionality and the borehole opened to the public thereafter

Niger State

Rafin Sanyi – (GPS Coordinates – 9.146562, 7.197912)

Status: Completed

The borehole is located at Rafin Sanyi Area Bakin-Iku (Central Mosque) Suleja LGA, Niger state.

The existing borehole in the facility was located in an area with low water yields and this prompted the need for a geophysical survey to identify a new high yield location after which a new borehole was sunk. The overhead tank was reconstructed and the damaged perimeter fencing was repaired. An 11,000 KVA generator set was installed. All other materials for electromechanical repairs were procured and installed while the damaged taps were also replaced. The borehole opened to the community for use.

Handover: The borehole facility was handed over to the community on 14th August 2019 during a handover ceremony.

 

Fangamu – Suleja, Niger state – (GPS Coordinates – 9.183082, 7.168575)

Status: Completed

The borehole at IQBE Centre, Old Kpata was initially slated to rehabilitated but it was discovered that the state government took up the facility for repairs. In view of this, the facility at Fangamu located at Gangarin Fangamu, Gangarin Fangamu Road, Suleja, Niger state under the WOL scheme was selected as a replacement. Due to low water yield from the existing borehole, a geophysical survey was conducted to identify an area of high yield and a new hole was drilled. The overhead tank was reconstructed and also the damaged perimeter fencing was repaired. The borehole opened to the community for use.

Handover: The borehole facility was handed over to the community on 14th August 2019 during a handover ceremony.

Nasarawa State

Angwan Albarka – (GPS Coordinates – 9.007626, 7.594590)

The borehole is located behind Central Mosque, Uke, Karu LGA, Nasarawa state.

Status: Completed

 The borehole in the facility was flushed and the overhead tank was reconstructed and also the damaged perimeter fencing was repaired. The roof and doors of the generator building was repaired and an 11,000 KVA generator set was installed. All other materials for electromechanical repairs were procured and installed while the damaged taps were also replaced. The borehole opened to the community for use.

Handover: The borehole facility was handed over to the community on 20th August 2019 during a handover ceremony.