Lemek Hills Purified Water
In response to the critical need for safe drinking water in the Maasai Mara, we developed the Lemek Hills Purified Water Facility in Mara North. With 260-meter borehole, solar pumping, purification and bottling, and distribution center, this program is a partnership with Global Water First.
We provide deep-well water free to families in the area from a tap out of the borehole. In early 2024, we'll also begin selling purified water in refillable 20-liter (or larger) bottles, at low cost to community members and at a competitive price to safari camps and businesses.
The water is sourced from the large aquiver at the foot of Lemek Hills in Mara North, then filtered through state-of-the-art Reverse Osmosis (RO) and ultra-purification systems, and tested and certified by the Kenyan government for sale. RO removes the heavy fluoride salts often found in groundwater in this area. Access to underground water also provides in times of year when water from rain harvesting is not sufficient.
Sales and delivery of Lemek Hills Purified Water will help sustain our water program overall and our other programs, including education, women's empowerment, and tree planting. This enterprise also employs members of the local community.