Krasnorechensk Secondary School Water Project – Ukraine

Krasnorechensk, Lugansk Oblast, Ukraine

Community Description
Krasnorechensk is a small village located the far east of Ukraine in the Lugansk Oblast, with a population of 3,400. The town is isolated geographically from the rest of the area.

The town lacks clean water and a reliable source. Due to chemicals and geographical factors, the town has to import the water from the neighboring town. This is done with Soviet-era pipelines and 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.

The Krasnorechensk Secondary School is the only school in town. It has 494 students and struggles to maintain itself, with little help from local authorities.

Currently, the children drink from a well located in the school courtyard. After sports or meals, the children all drink from this well. The children and school know this well is not clean, but it is the only option for the children. It is not possible to boil the water for all the students, and stores to buy water are expensive and far away.

Project Description
This project is to purchase and install a water filtration system and drinking fountain at Krasnorechensk Secondary School.

The filter is an 8 MK model, capable of filtering the contaminated water. A neighboring school has acquired a similar filter and has recommended this type.

The water filter will be connected to pre-existing pipes in the school and housed in the cook room of the school cafeteria. It will be encased in a specially-made wooden box to ensure its protection and will be accessible only to the cooking staff.

A drinking fountain will be installed to provide filtered water for drinking. When water is not flowing to the town, a 500 VAT pump will be used to transport the water to the drinking fountain. The water fountain will be monitored by the cooking staff.

Equipment will be purchased in the neighboring city. The installation will be done by Victor Ivanovich, a member of the community and the father of three students. He is a licensed plumber who works for a plumbing company in the town. Mr. Ivanovich will be able to purchase the equipment since he has a car. Likewise, he is available for repairs at all times.

Water Charity funds will be used to purchase materials, including the filter system, drinking fountain, pump, piping, and valve.

Project Impact
525 people will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Kyle Borley

The water filtration system and drinking fountain are the appropriate technology for providing clean water for drinking and cooking to the students and staff.

Kyle previously successfully completed the Barinkovka Secondary School Water Storage and Filtration Project – Ukraine.

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.