Borehole Water





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Project Description

Country: Nigeria

Location: Ogbomoso

Total Budget: $4,000

Areas of Focus: Peacebuilding and conflict prevention, Disease prevention and treatment, Water, sanitation and hygiene, Maternal and child health, Community economic development

Activity Type: Water: Supply/Access


Olurefe community is an agrarian community located at Orile - oje village in Ogo- Oluwa Local Government Area, of Ogbomoso in Oyo State in the South Western part of Nigeria. The population of the people in the community is about 400 people.

The Community Challenge.

One of the perennial challenges in Olurefe Community is the challenge of scarcity of potable water. Due to the topography of the Community, most of the "well" sank do not end up yielding potable water. Therefore, during the dry season which they are now that usually runs for about four months, community resorts to going about in search of water to drink and to use for other domestic activities. Women both young and old, including young men trekked about in search of water for survival.

In the same vein, during the raining season, the community members resolved to collection of rainwater for their use, which is always not hygienic to their health.

Therefore, because of this perennial water challenge in Olurefe Community, they are appealing for drilling of functional borehole in the community.

The Detail Price List

According to the Geophysical/ Hydrogeological report on investigation for ground water development compiled by NOVA Drilling Company a subsidiary of Peacebuilding and Human Development Center and the current prices of materials in Nigeria markets as given by a Civil and Bu ilding Engineer, the following are the price list for drilling of a functional borehole for the community.

1. Cost of drilling the borehole - The identified water level in the community based on survey is 250 meters and the cost of drilling per meter is #4,500 .00. Therefore, the cost of drilling the borehole is 4,500 x 250 =#1,125,000.00

2. 1 horsepower capacity submerged Pumping Machine =#200,000.00.

3. 4000 liters capacity of Overhead Water Tank = #150,000.00.

4. 1-inch flexible Pipes for connection for running of water = #50,000.00.

5. Pumping wire for connecting Pumping Machine to the Power Source = #50,000.00.

6. 3.8 KVA generator for Powering the Pumping Machine = #104,600.00.

7. Construction of concrete Stand for Overhead tank:

A. 10 bags of cement at #3000.00 per bag =#3000* 10 = #33,000.00.

B. 9 inches concrete blocks at #170 per block (120 blocks) = 170*120=#20,400.

C. 12mm Iron Rods (12 rods) = #2500*12=#30,000

D. Wood for form work #8, 000.00.

8. Workmanship for Artisans (Bricklayers, Iron bender, Carpenter and Electrician) = # 125,000.

Total Cost = # 1,896,000 = 4000USD

1USD = 474 naira.

Note: The community will be responsible for any contingency.

Maintenance of the Borehole [ sustainability]

Upon the completion of the functional borehole for the community, the maintenance of the borehole for its continuous use of the community will be taken over by the community members. Peacebuilding and Human Development Center [ PHD] will train two villagers through their engineering program how they will maintain and repair the machine.

Timeline of the project: From September to November 2021

Duration: Seven weeks

Olaoluwa Olugbodi will be directly involved with Peacebuilding and Human Development Center, a Non-Governmental Organization, based in Nigeria. A local Rotarian, Babatunde Steve, that Olaoluwa knows personally and trusts, will monitor the project from beginning to completion.

Project Contact Person

District: 5495

Rotary Club of: E-Club of the Southwest

Primary Contact: Olaoluwa Olugbodi

Email: olaoluwaolugbodi@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2021-22 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

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E-Club of the Southwest (5495)









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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Olaoluwa Olugbodi

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Olaoluwa Olugbodi

System Entry: Project signed by Olaoluwa Olugbodi.


by Rebecca Wilks

Initial review: several things are required to complete the application (MOU, GMT)


by Rebecca Wilks

System Entry: Project reverted to "Submitted" - Rebecca Wilks added to the list of signatories.


by Rebecca Wilks

System Entry: Project signed by Rebecca Wilks.


by Rebecca Wilks

Congratulations. Your project has been approved. You will receive the funds by electronic transfer in about two weeks.


by Rebecca Wilks

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Rebecca Wilks

I'm so sorry for the inconvenience, but (though the "block" district grant has been approved) The Rotary Foundation has not yet released the funds. It's frustrating when things like this are out of our hands, but we hope to be sending money to the clubs very soon. Thanks for your patience.


by Rebecca Wilks

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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