WATER TANKS FOR HARVESTING RAIN WATER FOR HOME USE IN RURAL COMMUNITIES

The supply of clean water to area residents is a huge issue for Kirucodo as the vast majority of the population get their water from open sources such as streams, many of which are polluted & distant from the households.

Community water access point for fetching water for domestic use

Providing safe & clean water across the area is a high priority area for us & is the subject of a major project we want to commence in 2012. As we have explored ways to provide solutions, we recently received information from the “Tools with a Mission” organisation in the UK which contains plans for 1500L water storage tanks which can be constructed easily by local volunteers. This information has excited us as the tanks seem to be a very good solution that is fairly easy to implement using local volunteer labour. These tanks have been built in many locations in Africa, including at the nearby Bethany Christian Centre & Orphange – so we know they can work for us!

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We are just starting on a project where we will build an initial tank to make sure that we understand the details & complexities of construction. Once that has been completed we will grow the project to provide solutions to area residents. As with all infrastructure projects, the costs are high & out of reach of the local population, so we will be seeking donations to assist with the purchase of materials to build the tanks. We are collecting information to determine the cost to construct a tank & once this is complete will commece building the initial tank as soon as we have sufficient funds. Watch for updates as we move things forward & if you would like to contribute to help get hte project started, please contact me – all donations are much appreciated!

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4 responses to this post.

  1. I represent smaataqua technologies (www.smaataqua.com). we provide self sustainable solutions to rural water communities across India that do not have clean water infrastructure by providing clean water at less than 1 cent a litre to over 3 million people daily. we would like to spread our operations to Africa and would welcome partners and stakeholders in this regard. we look forward to interacting with all interested entities from the region. regards. sameer

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    • Hello Sameer,
      Thank you for visiting our blog and posting this comment. We have read your post with concern and briefly visited your website to check on the kind of development projects you are undertaking which seem to be of significant contribution to rural development.

      Right, we shall be interested in learning of your affordable approaches to current rural water challenges here in Uganda and Africa at large. May you suggest to us the we we can roll this together to have safe and affordable water to our rural communities both for domestic and agricultural use.

      Thank you and we shall be greatful to hear from you soon.

      Robert

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  2. Posted by Tom on 29/04/2012 at 7:07 pm

    Hi There, do you have more info on the process and what the materials/concrete is made from??

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