Conclusion of Sargy Education Center Rainwater Catchment System Project – Kenya

Conclusion of Sargy Education Center Rainwater Catchment System Project – Kenya

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Rebecca Rowson. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

The project was to purchase and install a 2,500 liter water storage tank and rainwater catchment system to supplement the daily water needs of the school.

Rebecca reports:

Conclusion of Sargy Education Center Rainwater Catchment System Project – Kenya

The project to purchase and install a 2,500 liter water storage tank and rainwater catchment system has been completed. 

Water Charity funds were used to purchase a 2,500 liter KenTank from Mbita Town or Kisumu, as well as 27 meters of gutter, elbows and a lockable spigot for the tank.

The school community paid for the slab on which the tank sits, the elbow and cover attachments, and for the salaries of workers who installed the system.

The tank was installed adjacent to the new building. The gutter and piping system now collects the rainfall from 252 square meters of roof surface and directs it to the tank.

The system now provides clean water for cooking, hand washing and cleaning of dishes and cooking facilities, as well as irrigation for a garden area adjacent to the school. It has enabled the implementation of a new lunch program at the school.

We are grateful to Rebecca for seeing this project through to completion, despite having to leave the area prior to its completion.