In the rural community of Bobangui in Central African Republic, where access to clean water has long been a challenge, a transformative solution has emerged through the dedicated efforts of Aptech Africa bringing the promise of sustainable water access to its residents.
This project involved the construction of one (01) positive borehole at Bobangui. Prior to drilling, geophysical surveys of pre-selected points were carried out to identify potential water storage areas. Drilling was then followed by test pumping to confirm the aquifer’s properties and then propose a suitable pumping system.
The borehole was drilled to a depth of 60 m, and fitted with a Grundfos SQ2-70 electric pump with a capacity of 2m3 per hour and a power rating of 1.15kw, to supply a 5000l plastic tank mounted on a metal water tower (height: 3.5m).
By combining technical expertise with community engagement, Aptech Africa has empowered the people of Bobangui with a valuable resource that will positively shape their lives for generations to come. This borehole will not only ensure access clean water but also ensure improved health and sanitation, reduction in water costs, improved agricultural practices, and environmental conservation and sustainability.