Last Updated on Monday, 06 September 2010 20:57 Written by Administrator Sunday, 05 September 2010 14:49
Water is a major concern to the residents of Katolo. Women walk many kilometers to fetch water from dirty streams which are seasonal and are shared with animals hence very unhygienic. Water treatment is not done and the community cannot afford to boil drinking water due to the fact that money is hard to come by to buy the firewood.
Child mortality rates are high in this region and water- borne disease a common cause of death to an already AIDS ravaged village. TEMAK is solving this problem by digging water wells for the community and providing plastic tanks and underground tanks for harvesting water. Ferro cement tanks are also being built in Schools to help harvest water.
At the Katolo community center, TEMAK has provided clean water through elevated tanks from a well to a water Kiosk where community members can fetch clean drinking water.. Due to the long periods of drought in this area, TEMAK is rehabilitating and sourcing support to build Dams for use by humans and animals in very dry seasons. It is also in the pipeline to build a big Dam that will be able to support some small scale irrigation for the communities horticultural production during dry seasons.
TEMAK has also been approached by the community to help in the extension of the pipeline from Sondu Miriu water project to the community so as to enable a big number of the community members and Schools access clean treated water.