5-Year WASH Strategy: Making Water Safe for All Communities

Approximately 40% of water systems in rural Uganda fail within 2-5 years of installation. As a result, villagers are forced to drink from dirty water sources or walk inordinate distances to collect water. Lifeline is breaking the cycle of failed relief initiatives through holistic approaches to community development, known as Clear Water Initiatives. In each village where Lifeline installs a clean water point, our experienced staff of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene officers work within the community to elect a committee that is trained on oversight and maintenance and takes an active role in the provision of their communities’ clean water. Over 370 water points have been drilled, rehabilitated and upgraded to date across Uganda, and these systems help communities maintain and sustain water sources.