School Water Catchment and Piping Project – Tanzania

Tanzania MapLocated in central East Africa, Tanzania is bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, and Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the south, and the Indian Ocean on the East.

This is to reconstruct an existing water catchment tank that supplies water to one of the community’s two secondary schools. The current tank was poorly designed and is easily contaminated, and is currently a source of illness to the students. This project is the only means to provide the school with a dependable clean water source.

In addition to the reconstruction of the tank, a pipe will be built to the school. Then, piping will be run through the school, with valves to be placed in the kitchen, auditorium, toilet/shower room, clothes washing area, and garden.

The community’s total contribution to the project is about 30%. A local business is providing transportation. The school is donating the money to purchase the sand, gravel, stone, connectors, and wire mesh.

The Headmaster of the school and Peace Corps Volunteer E. Myers are administering this project. A training course on water-borne diseases and water users’ rights and responsibilities will be given to the teachers and water board.

Tanzania Landscape

Future maintenance costs and labor will be provided through the school’s miscellaneous fund, thus assuring sustainability.

This project will provide safe water to 200 students of the school. It is an immediate high-impact low-cost solution to the critical needs of the school.

This project has been funded, through the generosity of The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust as a part of their Clean Water Projects initiative.

Any additional donations using the Donate button below will be used to fund other projects by this PCV and/or other PCVs in this country.

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