St. Peters Bukanlango Secondary School

Uganda 300 beneficiaries Wakiso

Project Complete!

St. Peters Bukanlango Secondary School serves 300 students in the Wakiso community. Although the school currently has a metallic rainwater harvesting tank at its facility, the tank’s age and poor tap structure make it nearly impossible for students and staff to reliably retrieve water from it. 
By equipping St. Peters Bukanlango Secondary School with a rainwater collection system, H2O for Life will release the student body from its unstable water supply and ensure that the young students and staff members can have consistent reliable access to safe, clean water.
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

Richard E. Byrd School

Glen Rock, NJ

Twin Oaks Middle School

Prior Lake, MN
November 8, 2022

St. Peters Bukanlango Project Complete

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, the crew placed the tank on the...

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