Project

Good Samaritan Primary School

Uganda 1500 beneficiaries Kiwangala, Masaka dist...

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Good Samaritan Primary School currently has a rainwater collection tank attached to their facility, but with over 1,000 relying on it each day, its supply simply isn’t sufficient to provide adequate water for the washing, cooking, and drinking needs of the students and staff. By adding a second rainwater collection system to the school’s facilities, we will be able to significantly bolster the school’s water supply and, in doing so, improve the ability of students to succeed in their educational aspirations and secure a bright future.
PROJECT PROPOSAL
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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Rainwater Catchment System a Success!

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Good Samaritan Primary School currently has a rainwater collection tank attached to their facility, but with over 1,000 relying on it each day, its supply simply isn’t sufficient to provide...

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