WOW Water is a project between the Rotary Club of Manchester and the Rotary Club of Manchester Trailblazers working in the South Tongu district of the Volta Region in Ghana.
 
Our focus is to provide 24 hour access to clean water to the village of Fievie and surrounding area.
 
Until 2016 Fievie, a small town in Volta Region, Ghana, had got their water from a pond which cattle use as a toilet, with people dying from this. We asked the people around Fievie what would be the biggest benefit to them, and they replied "to be connected to the mains supply like regular people" This would supply water even in the long dry season when there is no rain and save lives.
 
We asked the people around Fievie what they would like, and they said they want to be connected to the mains water supply. This can supply water even in the long dry season when there is no rain. Until now in Fievie, they have got their water from a pond which cattle use as a toilet, with people dying from this.
 
 
The main village of Fievie is now connected to the mains supply in the form of standpipes, which is a great improvement and one that the community really appreciates, but it is intermittent. It requires somebody to stand there and operate the tap to make sure they get as much water as the can, but some days it does not turn on.
 

The next stage of our project is to address this issue by building a concrete platform with 4 large tanks to store the mains water in so it can be accessed when needed 7 days a week.

Stage 2 is to connect the outlying villages of Adidokpoi, Tetedzikope and Kpodzi to the mains also which requires 10km of pipes to be laid. 

By proving clean water, to the 3 largest villages, that can be used when needed we can help save the lives of people drinking from dirty sources of water in the outlying areas and also help the children focus on their education instead of spending time carrying water to and from their village or standing with the hose many hours a day.

A key part of the sustainability of this project is that we have been given assurance that the pipeline will be maintained by the local water board. Having Rotarians on the Board is of vital help.

 
 
We are currently fundraising for the final stage of the project