The Village Drill:
The Affordable, Long-Term Solution
This innovative drill, designed in 2010 by graduate engineering students, is now used all over the world for drilling deep aquifer boreholes because it is simple, compact, efficient, and affordable. It is also easily transported in the back of a pick-up truck, and can be carried to villages that otherwise would not have access to a deep water drill. It can be assembled in an hour and can drill almost 300 feet, penetrating nearly all strata.This man-powered system is operated by our Ugandan team, Deep Well Water Drillers (DWWD), who can get the job done for a fraction of the cost of the big rig drillers. DWWD also offers interest-free community funded loans, which allow for immediate usage and if paid off in time, offers the village a substantial discount.