BENEFITING: POTOMAC ROTARY CHARITIES INCORPORATED
Togo Water Project
- The Dapaong Rotary Club will serve as advisors and open a water supply maintenance account for the water committee at a local bank.
- The water committee will collect fees for water withdrawals from the improved wells in Phase 2.
- After the second phase is completed in 2009, we estimate that 13 improved wells will generate $65 per day in water supply funds.
- The water committee will be able to pay for expansion of the system to include all 38 current wells.
- These wells will provide 20 liters per day for 4,000 people.
What is the need?
- The village population (especially children and young women) walk long distances to get water during the dry season.
- Water contains disease-causing bacteria and parasites as well as mosquitoes and river flies.
- Many children, especially young girls, are forced to drop out of school in the dry season to fetch water for their families.
- Phase 1 of this project will deepen three of the shallow, hand-dug wells in the village of Koka.
- Pumps will be disinfected, sealed, and installed so that the wells can be operated year-round.