Project

Brave Stars School

Uganda 350 beneficiaries Wakiso
Brave Stars School serves 350 students in the Wakiso community. While the school currently has a metallic rainwater tank, the water it collects is reserved for their bathroom facilities, leaving only a contaminated traditional well 363 meters (.23 miles) away. 
The surface water of the well is not only filthy and unsafe, but retrieving it takes up valuable time that the students could have spent in school. By equipping Brave Stars School with a rainwater collection system, H2O for Life will release the student body from its far and hazardous water supply and ensure that the young students and staff members can have consistent reliable access to safe, clean water.
PROJECT PROPOSAL:
The Ugandan Water Project, our implementing partner, will erect a 10,000-liter polyethylene tank on a base made of brick, hard core, and cement. Once cured, our crew will then place the tank on the base and make an overflow hole in the top of the structure and attach a pipe to it that will extend six inches beyond the perimeter of the base. Crew members will also attach face boards to the roof of the building adjacent to the tank in order to create a suitable surface to which they can attach 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 will be inserted to create a first flush, a rudimentary filtration system that reduces the amount of debris and contaminants that enter the tank. The crew will then construct a protective walk 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.

Project Sponsors

Gateway High School

Fort Myers, FL

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