St. Aloysius Gonzaga Primary School

Uganda 600 beneficiaries Kajjalubanda LC1, Lwen...

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With more than 600 school children and 200 community members relying on the surface water of a single runoff pit, the students and staff of St. Aloysius Gonzaga Primary School are in desperate need of a safe and reliable source of clean drinking water. 
While the quality of their current water source is poor enough to pose an immediate threat to the health of adults and children alike, the journey to collect water from the source has also proven to be dangerous. Students must walk 30 minutes through dense vegetation to reach the runoff pit, putting them at risk of injuries, attacks from animals and even sexual assault or harassment. By equipping St. Aloysius Gonzaga School with a rainwater collection system on their school grounds, we will provide critical protection to its students and ensure that they have the clean water they need to perform their best at school.
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, their crew will place the tank on the base, 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 wall 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

Stacy Lamb

Seattle, WA
March 18, 2021

Safe Water for St. Aloysius

Thank you for bringing safe water to ⁠St. Aloysius Gonzaga Primary School, Kajjalubanda, Uganda!

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