Nakifuma High School

Uganda 577 beneficiaries Mukono District
Serving over 500 students and community members in Uganda’s Mukono community as a faith-based day and boarding school with a church on-site, Nakifuma High School currently relies on piped water and a single rainwater collection tank. Both these water sources are unreliable and the water retrieved still needs treatment through boiling. This facility spends roughly 650,000 Ugandan shillings per month on water-related expenses. In order to protect the health of students and redeem critical classroom time, Nakifuma High School is in need of a rainwater collection system that will provide safe water for drinking, handwashing, and more.
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

The Giolas Foundation

Morton Grove, IL
June 7, 2024

Nakifuma High Project Complete

Thank you for bringing safe water to Nakifuma High School in Uganda’s Mukono District!

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

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