Barinkovka Secondary School Water Storage and Filtration Project – Ukraine

Barinkovka, Lugansk, Ukraine

Community Description
Barinkovka is a small village in the Lugansk Oblast. The town is isolated from the rest of the oblast, with one road going into and out of the town.

During the 1980s the town had a population of 10,000, but with the closing of the factories, the town currently has a population of only 2,500.

The town lacks a clean and reliable water source. However, economic hardships have hindered its ability to address the water problem.

The Barinkovka Secondary School is the only school in town. The school only has access to water for 2-4 hours every other day.

Due to chemicals in its own supply, and geographical factors, the town has to import the water from the neighboring town. This is done through Soviet-era pipelines. The water is then stored in Soviet-era metal containers. As a result, the water used for drinking and cooking is contaminated and a health hazard.

Project Description
This project is to install a water storage tank, water filtration system, and drinking fountain at the school.

The tank is made of durable and non-corrosive plastic, and will hold up to 400 liters of water. This is an amount sufficient for the daily needs of the school.

The container will be set upon four metal beams and hooked up to the existing pipeline. Eight meters of new piping will be used to connect the container to the central water supply.

A water filtration system will be purchased and installed to ensure that the students have clean water for drinking and cooking. The filter is an 8 MK model, capable of filtering the contaminated water.

A drinking fountain will be installed for the use of the children. A pump to bring water to the fountain will be installed as well.

The pump will be operated electronically. When water is not flowing to the town, the 500 VAT pump will be used to transport the water from the tank to the drinking fountain. To help eliminate the waste of water, a valve will be used to turn the water on and off.

Project funds will be used to purchase the materials, including the tank, valve, piping, pump, drinking fountain, and filter.

Equipment will be purchased in the neighboring city. The installation will be done by a licensed plumber who works in the neighboring town of Krasnorechenske. He will be paid by the school, and will be available for repairs should they become necessary.

The water filtration system will be located in the room next to the kitchen. This will allow the lunch lady to monitor and service the water system.

Project Impact
400 people will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Kyle Borley

The water tank will be used to store the water and ensure a consistent and clean supply of water. The container will eliminate the school’s problem of relying on a water source that is increasingly erratic.

The school chose the appropriate technology to meet its needs. In the absence of the funds and capability to drill a well or replace the piping to the next town, this option is the right solution to meet the requirements of the school.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has now been fully funded through the generosity of The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust as a part of their Clean Water Projects initiative.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Kyle of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by the PCV and/or other projects in the country of service.

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.