For their daily needs, 19% of Uganda’s population relies on unimproved or surface water. This means that over 8 million people are drinking from unprotected hand dug wells, streams, and ponds, among many other places.
Another 32% of the population has “limited” access, which signifies the water is likely safe but it takes more than 30 minutes to retrieve it due to distance, overcrowding, or both.
It is not safe to drink tap water unless it has been boiled, filtered, or treated. You should also avoid drinking unbottled beverages and anything with ice. The best way to ensure safe drinking water in Uganda is to stick to bottled water, which is inexpensive and widely available.
Water well is a sustainable project that will bring a long-term solution to the people in Uganda and it will not just solve the problem of water shortage but will keep the people clean and hygiene as well as help the growth of the economic for the farmers.
The well will be located close to a school in St. Mulumba Mayuge Town council with 625 students and the entire community with population of 1800 who are able to access the water source for domestic use.