Shortly after the construction of the first classroom, the Amy Elgar Trust made a major investment in a 140 meter deep borehole equipped with a solar powered pump and an electrified perimeter fence.
The water is piped direct to the school and feeds the kitchen, numerous basins as well as showers in the staff accommodation. It is also linked to a very efficient drip feed system of pipes which irrigates the school garden. It also supplies a roadside kiosk where it is sold at 3 Kenyan Shillings for 20 Litres. This money is saved in a school bank account managed by the school governors.
It is impossible to overstate the importance of a sustainable supply of water and the need to protect and preserve the aquifer which feeds the borehole. The school is also equipped with many huge water tanks to collect rain water which helps to contain the ever increasing demands on the aquifer.