Wells, and the other types of water projects we do are built to last.
But the actual time they will last depends on many variables.
One of the words you might hear that relate to this question is, "sustainable" ... is the project sustainable? Will it last and provide clean water over time?
The Water Project takes steps in each project to ensure that we build in as many factors as possible to ensure a project is sustainable, over time. We work with the community to mobilize a water committee, we check up on projects after they are completed to ensure they are working and the community is using the resources.
To read more about what we do and why it matters for projects to offer long-term water service, click here.