Fitu-Fula & Fitu-Wollof Water Project - Gambia
Water for Two Communities
Fitu-Fula is located in the northern part of the Central River Region along the Lamin Koto-Passamass Northern Trans-Gambia highway about 9 Kilometers from Lamin Koto. The community is composed of predominantly nomadic Fula who settled in the area a century ago after migrating from northern Senegal in search of better grazing land for their livestock.
About half a mile away from Fitu-Fula is a community called Fitu-Wollof. It is a community of about 250 people from the Wollof tribe.
The communities have been facing this severe water shortage for many years. Most people spend a whole day trying to procure water, and women and girls face the harsh brunt of the crisis.
This project is to build a solar-powered water pumping, storage, and distribution system.
A 6-meter high concrete tower will be erected with a 5,000-liter triple-layer polyethylene water tank mounted on top. Piping will be laid to provide 4 taps for the community of Fitu-Fula, and further piping will be laid to provide 2 taps for the community of Fitu-Wollof. These two communities will be clustered into one main water source, which will provide ample safe drinking water for both.
A three-man technical team has been set up to be trained on water system maintenance upon completion. They are to oversee the effective and smooth operation of the solar power system and regular cleaning of the solar panels. They will be trained by the contractor on how to take care of the solar-powered water system and how to report to them if a problem arises, as the contractor has granted us a warranty period.
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