With the overarching goal of increasing awareness on water hygiene while constructing new spring wells and improve on the maintenance of existing dilapidated facilities so as to reduce on the high prevalence of water borne diseases among the local population especially women and children. The project intends to achieve this by creating awareness, building capacity of water users and improving on the quality of water sources through construction and rehabilitation work.
High cases of water borne diseases especially dysentry, typhiod, hepatitis B, diarhea, amoebiosis and cholera as of every 10 cases, 9 are of water related cause in Erussi. This emanates from the fact that, the populations in these rural villages have been using unsafe, bushy, muddy and rusty water sources for all their water needs including drinking, cooking, washing and household activities. This is made worse by poor water handling and maintenance practices by the local water users.
The project intends to increase awareness, building capacity of water users and improving on the quality of water sources through construction and rehabilitation work. Specifically; (i) Facilitating (10) awareness sessions involving all water users targeting 200 participants in each meeting, (ii) Organizing 2-day capacity building training of 45 village women on hygiene, (iii) Construct and rehabilitate five spring wells (iv) Facilitating District Water Officer for quality water test.
Increased access to clean, healthy and quality drinking water by the local people Reduction in the level of water borne diseases leading to improved health of the population Generally, improved living environment by the local population as result of improved sanitation