Peas Samling Nama High School

Uganda 451 beneficiaries Mpigi District

Project Complete!

Currently, Peas Samling Nama High School both houses and educates 451 students in Nama. While the students remain on campus year round, the water source has a tendency to run dry during the summer months leaving students without a reliable source of clean water. 
The limited water supply often leaves staff unable to promote health, hygiene, and the overall function of their facilities to benefit those on campus. By providing Peas Samling Nama High School with a Rainwater Collection System, we will equip students with the most important school supplies: clean water access.
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

Greenhills School

Ann Arbor, MI
September 22, 2023

Peas Samling Nama Project Complete

The new rainwater collection system at Peas Samling Nama High School in Uganda has been successfully completed!

Our implementing partner, Ugandan Water Project, erected a 10,000-liter polyethylene tank on a base...

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