How much does it cost to build a well?
There are many factors that determine the cost of a well and other types of water access, such as protected springs or rainwater harvesting tanks. What country is the well in? Is it a deep or shallow well based on terrain and geology? How accessible is the well site? What community activities and training are taking place to support the well? Is there a latrine included? These are all the questions that impact the costs of our water and sanitation projects, and are important factors in the sustainability of safe water sources. As a guideline, a shallow well in Uganda generally costs between $8,000 and $12,000 Canadian dollars. A deep well can cost $15,000 CAD or more, depending on the region. Costs include community mobilization, monitoring, training the Water Committee on managing/maintaining their water source, and hygiene education – all of which are essential for long-term sustainability of the well.
How do we build wells?
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