Project

St. Anthony G J Primary School

Uganda 546 beneficiaries Kyampisi LC1, Kayunga ...
$1,800 needed (100%)
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St. Anthony G J Primary School serves over 500 students in the Kyampisi community. Although the school has a nearby well that its students and staff rely on for their water needs, the well is shallow and its water is contaminated and not safe.
The well is shared by the local community, so more than a thousand people compete for its limited water supply each day, and it also runs dry at various times of the year. By equipping St. Anthony G J School with a rainwater collection system, we will ensure that the students and staff have a dedicated source of convenient and reliable clean, safe water throughout the year.
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, 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.

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