We have installed a new borehole in Huntington village as part of the pilot rural water-supply model we are currently working on. If successful, this model could be viably implemented across Africa.
To ensure its sustainability and everyone’s access to clean running water, the model will work on a pay-as-you-go system. Huntington residents will pay an amount per litre of water – all of which will go towards maintaining the current borehole and installing more. The system will be run by the community’s leaders, and More Community Trust will provide the initial training and continued operational support.
This project is expected to bring great relief to the 6 000 residents of Huntington. Up until recently, they have had to rely on a municipal borehole connected to 18 taps, which are supplied at random, once a week, for an hour. This has left people queuing for entire days at taps that may or may not have turned on. The alternative has been to wait for government supply trucks to deliver their combined allowance of 80L per month.
The Huntington Water Project’s initial phase will benefit more than 50 households with at least seven members each. In the interim, our taps providing a continuous supply of fresh water at Henna Preschool and New Beginnings Day Care will remain freely available for use.
Together, we can do more – if possible, please assist us with making the dream of water a reality for this community: