521 Specialist Team Royal Engineers (STRE) Water Development completed their work in the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) this week.
They had been working to repair BATUK’S boreholes and reduce their reliance on bottled water and water transported by HGVs.
This video shows the moment they finally managed to force the water from the aquifer below.
On the 5 May, they reached their target depth of 200m at which pint they flushed the borehole with foam and started the construction of the borehole rising main and pump installation.
A week later, the project was nearing completion but the team still needed to carry out the pump test and complete the headworks.
[CAPTION] One of the well drillers monitors the water flowing from the new borehole at MOB SIMBA on the BATUK estate.
Finally, on Tuesday, the completed borehole was officially handed over by Capt Ben Monaghan to the Defence Infrastructure Organisation representative in Kenya.
Also while in Kenya, the team were grateful for the opportunity to sit and discuss a wide range of topics today with Corps Colonel and Corps Sergeant Major.
Throughout the project, the men have performed exceptionally, despite numerous obstacles having to be overcome throughout the task.