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Check out the Impact at St. Anthony GJ

Posted by Steve Hall on October 18

Thank you for bringing safe water to ⁠St Anthony G J Primary School, Ndeeba, Uganda!

Before: St. Anthony G J Primary School serves over 500 students in the Kyampisi community. Although the school has a nearby well that its students and staff rely on for their water needs, the well is shallow and its water is contaminated and not safe. The well is shared by the local community, so more than a thousand people compete for its limited water supply each day, and it also runs dry at various times of the year. By equipping St. Anthony G J School with a rainwater collection system, we will ensure that the students and staff have a dedicated source of convenient and reliable clean, safe water throughout the year.

After: Our implementing partner, Ugandan Water Project, erected a 10,000-liter polyethylene tank on a base made of brick, hard core, and cement. Once cured, their crew placed the tank on the base, made an overflow hole in the top of the structure and attached a pipe to it that extends six inches beyond the perimeter of the base. Crew members attached face boards to the roof of the building adjacent to the tank in order to create a suitable surface to which they attached the gutters that will allow water to flow from the metal roof to the tank. Just before the outlet pipe reaches the tank, a “T” joint was inserted to create a first flush, a rudimentary filtration system that reduces the amount of debris and contaminants that enter the tank. The crew then constructed a protective wall around the tank and first flush, as well as a tap stand located slightly downhill of the tank. The rainwater collection system will be paired with four Sawyer Point One water filters in order to ensure that all water collection from the tank will be safe for drinking.

Thanks to the following for supporting this project!

Check out your impact!
  • You brought clean water to 546 people
  • You eliminated 20.11 miles of walking per day
  • You reduced collection time by ⁠58.33 hours per day
  • You replaced a Protected dug well with a Rainwater Catchment System
– Calculations are based on the number of 20 liter jerrycans used each day at this facility: 500 jerrycans
– One jerrycan per trip to original water source

– Distance is calculated for a round trip, using GPS, as the crow flies


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