Project

Building Tomorrow COU Primary School

Uganda 520 beneficiaries Vvunza, Sembabule dist...

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Every day, young students from Building Tomorrow COU Primary School make the difficult walk to a nearby swamp that is shared by more than one thousand community members, hundreds of livestock animals, and other wild creatures. Despite the water’s high contamination levels and how difficult the collection process is-- students must cross traffic, walk along a steep slope, and follow a path through dense vegetation-- it’s the prevalence of muggings, theft, and sexual assault that occur near the swamp that poses the most serious threat to their safety. By providing a reliable source of clean drinking water right on Building Tomorrow COU Primary School’s premises, we will provide critical safeguards and protections for the 520 current staff and students, as well as the hundreds of others who will pass through the school’s doors in the coming decades.
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, the 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

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H2O for Life Anonymous Schools

White Bear Lake, MN
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Hamilton K-8 School

Novato, CA
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UW Lab School

Laramie, WY
September 28, 2020

Safe water for ⁠Building Tomorrow students

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Every day, young students from Building Tomorrow COU Primary School make the difficult walk to a nearby swamp that is shared by more than one thousand community members, hundreds of...

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