Bright Kingdom Nursery & Primary School

Uganda 600 beneficiaries Kiwanguzi, Kiboga dist...

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Located on a steep slope and surrounded by dense vegetation, community members and staff at Bright Kingdom Nursery and Primary School often worry about the safety of children who must make the daily walk to collect water. Roughly one thousand people in Kiwanguzi currently rely on a single pond for the majority of their water needs. While the quality of that water poses an immediate threat to the health of adults and children alike, accessing the water source has also proven to be equally risky.
In order to address these issues, the school requested a rainwater collection system from the Ugandan Water Project, which it received in 2015. Nevertheless, this single rainwater collection system has been unable to provide a sufficient supply of clean water for the student body of roughly 600 children - a situation made worse during the dry season when even the community’s pond runs out of water. By equipping Bright Kingdom Nursery and Primary School with a second rainwater collection system, we will provide critical assistance to its students and staff.

Our implementing partner, Ugandan Water Project, 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 barrier 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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