Conclusion of Hope For Happiness School and the Cambodian Weaving Village Angtasom Water Project – Cambodia
This project has been completed under the direction of Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Stewart Mills and Peace Corps Volunteer Stacy Biggs. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.
The project was to expand the water collection and storage capacity at the school.
Although the school had a pump, it did not produce enough water for the students, especially during the dry season. The project sought to create a rainwater catchment system whereby water would be captured during the rainy season and made available for all of the water needs of the school.
A foundation was made of cement and bricks. A 5,000-liter tank of the type commonly used in the area was purchased locally and transported to the site. The tank, which came with a cover and faucet already in place, was installed and secured on the foundation.
Rain gutters were purchased locally and installed on the edge of the roof of the school to capture the water. PVC piping was run between the gutters and tank.
Water Charity WHOLE WORLD Water Program – Cambodia funds were used to purchase the tank and materials, as well as pay for the work of the skilled craftsmen. School staff and several community members contributed their time and effort to assist with the work.
School staff and students were instructed as to the use and maintenance of the system as well as the proper storage and treatment of collected water. They expressed gratitude to all those responsible for making the project a reality.
In addition to the immediate benefits, the new water source will enable the school to engage in needed development projects, including a new bathroom.
The large tank now provides both organizations and the surrounding homes with enough water for drinking, sanitation, and irrigation of the gardens.
We are grateful to Stewart and Stacy for completing this project, and again extend our thanks to WHOLE WORLD Water for providing the funding.