Patrivia Primary School

Uganda 200 beneficiaries Kinoni Kaboyo, Masaka ...

Project Complete!

Every day, students from Patrivia Primary School make the long walk to a protected shallow well and wait half an hour in line to collect water more than a kilometer away from their classrooms. Despite how time consuming and difficult this process is- students must walk along a steep slope through dense vegetation to reach the well- it’s the fact that the young children must cross a busy main road unaccompanied to reach the water source that is most concerning. Contributing even further to the problem is the well’s inadequate water supply, which regularly runs dry throughout the year. Although Patrivia Primary School acquired a 400 liter rainwater collection tank to help meet its water needs, with roughly 200 students and teachers on the premises, it simply isn’t enough. With the addition of a 10,000 liter rainwater collection system, the school’s students and teachers will have convenient access to clean, safe drinking water.
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.

Project Sponsors

Matoska International

White Bear Lake, MN
October 19, 2020

Thank you for bringing water to ⁠Patrivia

Thank you for bringing safe water to ⁠Patrivia Primary School, Kinoni Kaboyo, Uganda!

Every day, students from Patrivia Primary School make the long walk to a protected shallow well and wait...

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