SAFE WATER ACCESS
Living Water works directly with the community to provide safe water through different water solutions, such as water wells. Effective community selection is one of the critical first steps for the successful implementation and sustainability of our projects. Community mobilization is a collaborative effort between local community leaders, churches, government entities, and schools to ensure that all stakeholders can contribute to the success and sustainability of the program.
The activities that contribute to this result focus on the construction of infrastructure utilizing boreholes with hand pumps and/or possible submergible pumps, depending on the context of the water source and community needs. The implemented water services must be safe, reliable, accessible, affordable, and available to everyone.
Volunteers from the Living Water Trips program are invited by the community to assist in the drilling process as well as leading classes on how to better improve hygiene and sanitation practices. The drilling process typically take 4-5 days, in which the Living Water Trips volunteers work closely with our staff and community members all while connecting through Christ’s love.
After construction, a water quality test is performed, and the results are shared with community leaders. The testing includes tests for E.coli, PH, Turbidity, TDS, nitrate/nitrites and hardness, plus any other required tests by the government.
Water committees are established in every community to help ensure that ongoing services such as maintenance and repair, are available. This is all accomplished in coordination with the local government and partners.