Where We Drill
Water for South Sudan's operations are focused in South Sudan, the world's newest country, which achieved its independence from the Republic of Sudan on July 9, 2011. South Sudan is about the size of the state of Texas in the US.
Our drilling team operates in remote villages of South Sudan. Despite unrest in the country WFSS teams have been able to travel and work without impediment. Our on the ground local leadership enables us to continue working on our mission to bring access to clean water and hygiene education to those in need.
Our operations center is in Wau, and our drilling mostly centers in a 100-mile radius of Wau, in Western Bahr el Ghazal and Warrap States. You can read Water for South Sudan's 2015-16 Annual Drilling Report here. As of April 2017, Water for South Sudan has drilled 300 wells in South Sudan. Our team in Rochester, New York is in regular contact with our South Sudan teams and has assured us of their safety. We continually assess the security situation in the country and have been able to drill new wells, rehabilitate older wells, and provide hygiene education throughout the 2017 season, which started in February, and is expected to go until May, 2017, when the rainy season starts.
WFSS Wells Drilled 2011-15
WFSS began gathering GPS coordinates on wells drilled in 2011. These wells locations, along with village information and well sponsors, are on map below. WFSS is in the process of gathering GPS coordinates for wells drilled before 2011 and these will be added to the map as they become available.