Safe Water Project


The village still uses their traditional clay pots to cool water

The water project is a successful project that we implemented in 2001 - 2002. This project, now under community management, continues to provide safe, clean drinking water to Kolomiseed village.


In the past, water came from contaminated hand-dug wells or the Nile

For many years, people in the village of Kolomiseed suffered health problems due to the lack of clean water for drinking and washing. This water project included digging a well, installing a pump, and building a water tower and tank. Next, a distribution network was set up, with pipes extending from the water tower throughout the village, so that each home is connected to fresh clean water.


Villagers old and young dug about 5 miles of ditches to connect all homes to the water system

The village community elects a water committee, which collects subscription fees from households -- except those most in need who do not have to pay. The committee hires a supervisor to maintain the pump and distribution system, and it annually presents a report and budget summary to a community meeting.

The water project is dedicated to the memory of Mother Maryam Saeed. It was made possible by South Austin Rotary Club, the Rotary Foundation, the Khartoum Rotary Club, the non-profit charitable organization ECHO, participants in the Sudan-list Charity Fund and Sudan.net, and many individual contributors.

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