Conclusion of Waware Mixed Day Secondary School Rainwater Harvesting Project – Kenya

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

The project was to install a water storage tank and rainwater catchment system at the school.

Dave reports:

This project was to purchase and install a 5,000-liter water storage tank and rainwater catchment system to supplement the daily water needs of the school.

Water Charity funds were used to purchase a 5,000 liter KenTank, tank top and fittings, piping, gutters, elbows, and a lockable spigot for the tank.

The shortfall amount was provided by the school community which paid for the concrete slab on which the tank sits, the elbow and cover attachments, and for the salaries of the fundis (workers) who installed the system.

We worked with the Principal of Waware in negotiating with the fundi for process and cost. It was decided that the school would buy the materials directly from the hardware store to save money. A list of materials was provided by the fundi and he only charged a labor cost.

A partial payment was made for the labor and the remainder was given after the gutters were installed and correctly positioned.

The response from the school was very rewarding. They truly appreciate the fact that we reached out and got a real benefit for the school.

As the project lead, I want to say how much I appreciate the quick and very generous support received from Appropriate Projects (Water Charity)!

We are grateful to Dave for completing this important project.