The majority of the local communities around our health centre in Boamadumasi in Ghana currently use stagnant streams or swamp water as their source of potable water. We know from the existence of a borehole in one of the furthest communities that a deep water table does exist. Our plan would be to use a foreign water engineer volunteer to train a community member with engineering skills to assess the water problems and solutions.
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Providing bore-holes is a simple solution at the cost of around ¬£300 each. However fhn needs to make sure that the water is suitable to drink and will not make irreversible demands on a stretched and finely balanced water system. We currently have 8 communities in need of a borehole, so ¬£2,400 would fund this project.
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