Well Rehabilitation Project
New Rehab Project Strengthens and Improves Wells
An Important Update to Existing Wells
The WFSS Rehab Team, a new pilot program this year, has completed the rehabilitation of 31 of our older wells.
Our 2015 well evaluation project showed us that some of the oldest wells needed to have the cement platforms surrounding the wells repaired.
The new rehab team has set out to repair these wells with the updated design specifications WFSS has developed based on the 2015 trip.
All wells are surrounded by fences after construction to prevent damage by animals. (Note: many of the pictures featured here were taken before fencing was installed.)
Rehabilitation and Maintenance
Rehabilitating a well is a thorough and involved process, which takes a whole team to complete.
It's a very different process from the routine maintenance that villagers complete on their own while WFSS is away.
In the case of maintenance, villagers can obtain repair parts and replace damaged ones as they occur. Rehabilitation involves the complete replacement of the platform and animal feeding trough.
A Commitment to Functionality
WFSS is proud to report that the 300+ wells drilled by our teams are a reliable source of water, since we incorporate the whole village in the practice of repairing and maintaining their wells after we leave.
We intend to keep our promise of providing safe, fresh water to the people we serve, even after we've drilled the well for them.
We also assist in the repair of wells drilled by other NGOs in South Sudan whenever we are able.