Repairing a pipe scheme in the Dayak District of Ghazni Province has helped provide safe drinking water to 8,617 beneficiaries. Inaugurated on November 8, 2010, the network now produces 16 liters per second for the community. After an assessment, the USAID-funded Afghan Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation (SWSS) project started to repair the existing pipe scheme which had been constructed in 1999.
Additionally, SWSS constructed a bore well to complement the repaired water system and to expand improved water access in the village. The newly repaired pipe scheme had not been functional for years, forcing people to collect water from long distances using donkeys and horses. For the handover ceremony, representatives from the provincial Rural Rehabilitation and Development Directorate, Community Development Council (CDC) and community residents were present. Dr. Abdul Satar, CDC representative called the project an achievement for the people, saying, “We thank all for their contribution in regard to this project, for sure it will solve all water related problems which the community has faced for years.”