This evaluation study was carried out by Carl Bro International in June 2001.The objective of the project was to provide the rural population of Luwero (Uganda) with easy access to potable water within 500 meters from their homes. The purpose of the evaluation was to:1. To assess the degree of accomplishment of the stated objectives.2. To review the project implementation and especially the extent to which the activities as specified in the original agreement have been implemented.3. To identify general areas and important strategies and modalities where further action is required and if necessary recommend appropriate actions to be taken.4. To assess the mode and effect of collaboration with local authorities.
- Kind of Study: Evaluation. Grey literature.
- Sample Size: all installed water sources were visited and inspected (36 boreholes)
- Timing of Study: 2001, last year of program. Program implementation dates 1999-2001.
- More than 90% of the people-using PLAN provided sources are satisfied with both the yield and quality.
- Average per capita consumption is 14 liters per person per day, which is below the Ministry of Health recommended consumption of 20 liters per person per day.
- Need more boreholes to increase accessibility of water to the users and reduce crowding around the boreholes which will lead to reduction in time for water collection and contribute to usage of larger quantities of water.
- Although all 36 boreholes installed are functioning very well, need to institute a monitoring system to ensure the operations and maintenance system continues functioning.
- While these boreholes are new, lessons could also be obtained from the old boreholes in the same areas.
- High level of knowledge on hygiene behaviors but the practice was found to be poor with 55% not observing the safe water chain, i.e. with dirty water collection and storage container