Project

Bbanda Catholic Primary School

Uganda 200 beneficiaries Wakiso District
Bbanda Catholic Primary School educates 200 students in the Banda community, but currently lacks access to their students' most critical school supplies: clean water. 
Although their current rainwater system is functional, it is no longer sufficient enough to fulfill the needs of the growing population of students and staff. In addition, the tank is commonly found empty during the dry seasons, forcing the students to either travel far to retrieve unsanitary water, or go without. By installing a second Rainwater Collection System at Bbanda Catholic Primary School, we will release the school body from its unstable water supply and ensure that the students and staff have a dedicated source of convenient and reliable clean, safe water throughout the year.
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.

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