New gravity water supply at Kisya Kagaana, Uganda

Western side of valley where springs located

The project aims to provide water to the majority of people in the valley via upward of 50 tap points.

Water is collected from three springs on the Western side of the 200m deep valley, fed to tanks then to taps via a distribution pipework. One of the challenges was to get water from the Western side to the Eastern side and its trading centre of Kagaana that has the only vehicle access in the area. To achieve this the pipe was laid across the higher Southern end of the valley, a distance of almost 6km. The effort required to carry materials across the valley to work at an altitude of 2010m is not to be underestimated. Three areas of the local community have united to carry stone, excavate the sources, install the pipework and build the four contcrete block tanks.


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