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IAS Clean Water Projects

  1. Bio Sand Filter
  2. Clean Water Well
  3. Pit Latrines
  4. Mini Water Yard
  5. Well Rehab
  6. Animal Troughs
Price: $13,334.00

Clean water well

Clean Water WellsA well, often called a borehole in Sudan, is a vertical excavation in the ground created by boring or drilling a hole, from 4.5 inches up to 8 inches in diameter to access groundwater from an underlying aquifer. The water from the aquifer is lifted to the surface by attaching a hand pump to the well.

Wells are one of the most reliable ways of obtaining drinking water and water for other domestic purposes such as use with livestock feeding and crop irrigation. Groundwater generally exists in permeable aquifers that are often close to the surface (within 60 meters/200 feet) making it easy to extract using a well. In addition, groundwater is generally of very good quality and usually does not require purification treatment prior to consumption.

One well can serve a community of 500 people (83 families) with safe drinking water. This is 15 liters/per person/per day. The goal is for each well drilled to be within walking distance by the majority in the community. With each well, community training in hygiene and sanitation is provided, as well as the establishment of a community well committee to protect and maintain the village’s new asset. 

Clean water well cost break down

  DESCRIPTION QTY UNIT PRICE (SSP) TOTAL (SSP ) TOTAL (USD)
1 Drilling - fuels, oils, grease   1,723
1.1 Diesel fuel 600 Litre 8 4,800 1,600
1.2 Engine oil 4 Litre 15 60 20
1.3 Pneumatic & hydraulic oil 6 Litre 20 120 40
1.4 Drilling foam 3 Litre 25 75 25
1.5 Polymer 1 Kg 20 20 7
1.6 Grease 0.5 Kg 30 15 5
1.7 Petrol - pump test generator 10 Litre 8 80 27
2 Borehole casing 927
2.1 PVC - 110 diameter, plain 16 Pc 125 2,000 667
2.2 PVC - 110 diameter, screen 4 Pc 94 376 125
2.3 PVC - 140 diameter 3 Pc 135 405 135
3 Hand pump materials 2,670
3.1 India Mark II hand pump 1 Set 4,500 4,500 1,500
3.2 Cement 7 50 Kg Bag 65 455 152
3.3 Gravel (12 mm size) 2 Ton 500 1,000 333
3.4 Stones 3 Ton 300 900 300
3.5 Sand 4 Ton 250 1,000 333
3.6 Wire mesh 3 Sheet 50 150 50
3.7 Binding wire 1 Kg 5 5 2
4 Pre-drilling activities 1,667
4.1 Mobilization 1 600 600 200
4.2 Geophysical survey - VES 2 Sites 1,375 2,750 917
4.3 Geophysical survey - HEP 2 Sites 825 1,650 550
5 Post-drilling activities 408
5.1 Demobilization 1 600 600 200
5.2 Water testing (chemical) 1 Borehole 325 325 108
5.3 Water testing (biological) 1 Borehole 300 300 100
6 Depreciation/spare parts 1,660
6.1 Depreciation of drilling equip. 1 Borehole 2,000 2,000 667
6.2 Spare parts/repair/maint. 1 Borehole 1,500 1,500 500
6.3 Allowance/contingencies (4%) 1 Borehole 1,480 1,480 493
7 Transport/labor costs 2,667
7.1 Transport of staff and materials 1 Borehole 3,000 3,000 1,000
7.2 Salaries for field team 1 Borehole 5,000 5,000 1,667
8 Logistics and procurement costs in Juba 2,200 2,200 733
9 Clean Water Alliance operations 2,637 2,637 879
TOTAL       40,003(SSP) $13,334

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You can find additional documentation on Clean Water Wells by visiting the IAS Clean Water Alliance resource page.