When the water supply scheme was installed in Kashaka in February 2010, a temporary intake was constructed out of timber. This was done because it was uncertain if the type of intake chosen would work well. After the intake had been in use for more than 6 months with no problems with neither wildlife nor water hyacinths, it was decided to replace it by a permanent structure made out of steel pipes. This one was installed in early September 2010. The picture shows the permanent intake being constructed, using the temporary one as a pier.
In order to motivate committee members and improve their knowledge in accounting, technical issues, reporting and management, Fontes Foundation organises a water seminar every year. This year the seminar took place from the 2nd to the 3rd of September, in the village of Kisenyi, Katunguru Sub-County. More than 50 participants from five different water projects enjoyed two days of exchanges, learning and good discussions. Local authorities and other stakeholders were also present, and it was a great opportunity to streamline approaches and solve problems.