Dayak is a district of Ghazni Province, which suffers from lack of potable water. Most people in this district collect water from rivers, drains and other unsafe sources. On November 8, 2010 USAID’s Afghan Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation (SWSS) project completed the construction of eight bore wells and handed them over to the community of Sulimanzai. Households which had suffered water shortage problems and long trips to distant water sources are now happy and say the new wells will save them time and reduce water borne-disease. Gul Rahman said, “I’m very happy having wells close to my house and everyone is satisfied with new wells. I would like to call upon all community residents to take care of these wells and keep them operating.” The new bore well will provide safe drinking water to an estimated 6,396 people. SWSS seeks to increase access to potable water supply and sanitation services in poor communities, decrease the prevalence of water-related diseases through household hygiene interventions and improve the sustainable management of potable water quality and quantity in project-assisted communities.