I want to assure the community here that I’ve been monitoring this new water source.The water quality is good. I took samples. We have many organizations drilling without permits and operating illegally. Tukutana has followed the proper procedures and their wells are legally registered in the national water database in Entebbe. Tukutana has obeyed the authorities. They have been cooperative and have formed a very representative water committee to ensure the well is maintained for years to come.
— Nalubega Samuel, Mbale District Water Commissioner

Our Process

Step 1: Field Research We begin by deploying our staff to prospective sites to meet with church and community leaders, and to inspect existing water sources. Beneficiaries are selected based on need, population served, and the church's ability to govern and share the well.

Step 1: Field Research

We begin by deploying our staff to prospective sites to meet with church and community leaders, and to inspect existing water sources. Beneficiaries are selected based on need, population served, and the church's ability to govern and share the well.

Step 2:  Water Committee Tukutana staff form a water committee comprised of church leaders and village officials. The committee meets regularly to pray for the well and its users, and to ensure the well is being properly maintained. The group also resolves any conflicts surrounding the water source. 

Step 2:  Water Committee

Tukutana staff form a water committee comprised of church leaders and village officials. The committee meets regularly to pray for the well and its users, and to ensure the well is being properly maintained. The group also resolves any conflicts surrounding the water source. 

Step 3: Covenant Agreement  A Covenant Agreement (Memorandum of Understanding) is signed between Tukutana and the water committee chairman. This document lists the owner of the well and outlines terms for using and maintaining the well.

Step 3: Covenant Agreement

 A Covenant Agreement (Memorandum of Understanding) is signed between Tukutana and the water committee chairman. This document lists the owner of the well and outlines terms for using and maintaining the well.

Step 4: Hydrogeological Survey To determine the most probable location for striking water, our team and hydrogeological      surveyors study the topography and soil conditions. A seismoelectric survey instrument is used to predict the likelihood a water table with pure water exists beneath the layers of earth and rock.

Step 4: Hydrogeological Survey

To determine the most probable location for striking water, our team and hydrogeological      surveyors study the topography and soil conditions. A seismoelectric survey instrument is used to predict the likelihood a water table with pure water exists beneath the layers of earth and rock.

Our children, they may now attend school because they will no longer have to travel far to collect water from small creeks shared by livestock.
— Agenerwot Florence (Teacher, Kumi Primary School)
Step 5: Drill Tukutana contracts a state-of-the-art rig and highly repuatable crew to drill the well and install the pipes and hand pump. Drilling typically takes 10 to 18 hours. Water, in the eastern Ugandan region we serve, is most often struck at depths of 50 to 80 feet.   

Step 5: Drill

Tukutana contracts a state-of-the-art rig and highly repuatable crew to drill the well and install the pipes and hand pump. Drilling typically takes 10 to 18 hours. Water, in the eastern Ugandan region we serve, is most often struck at depths of 50 to 80 feet. 

 

Never before, since the beginning of the earth, has there been water for us to drink from at this spot. Never before have our people had a well in their village. Praise be to God for bringing us this clean water.
— Bukenya Joshua of Iki Iki, Uganda
Step 6: Cast After striking water, the borehole and pipes are flushed until the local water inspector gives a report indicating the water is pure and safe to drink. At that point a hand pump and cement drainage tunnel are cast. Following a ceremony to thank God for the provision of water, the well begins serving the church and community. 

Step 6: Cast

After striking water, the borehole and pipes are flushed until the local water inspector gives a report indicating the water is pure and safe to drink. At that point a hand pump and cement drainage tunnel are cast. Following a ceremony to thank God for the provision of water, the well begins serving the church and community. 

We thank the Lord for providing us with safe drinking water that will help free our people from disease.
— Okello Peterson (Health Inspector)