Nakifuma C/U Primary School

Uganda 1019 beneficiaries Mukono District

Project Complete!

Serving approximately 1000 individuals in Uganda’s Mukono community, Nakifuma Church of Uganda Primary School currently relies on water from nearby piped water, but this source is often locked or otherwise inaccessible. The school also uses a rainwater collection system, but this does not provide nearly enough for such a large population - the facility spends roughly 120,000 Ugandan shillings on water related expenses a month. The new rainwater collection system will lead to saved money being put to use for bettering the school and church and improving life for the students at Nakifuma C/U Primary School.
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, the crew will 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

Silver Creek HS Drama

San Jose, CA
September 22, 2023

Nakifuma Project Complete

The new rainwater collection system at Nakifuma Church of Uganda Primary School has been successfully completed!

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

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