plan 2010 School roof RWH systems in Assam

Summary

10 School roof RWH systems in Assam/N.E. India for drinking water

Background

Annually over 35 million litres of rainwater have been collected in the under ground tanks constructed by barefoot architects in 700 schools and 250 rural community centres across the country where the Barefoot College has replicated its

Location

Assam, North East, India

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Focus

Primary Focus: Drinking Water - Schools
Secondary Focus: Drinking Water - Community

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 1,000

School Children Getting Water: 1,000

People Getting Sanitation: 1,000

People Getting Other Benefits:

Application Type: Program Funding

Start Date: 2006-03-01

Completion Date: 2006-12-31

Technology Used:

Tradtional low cost technique using for collecting rainwater for last many centuries in the Thar Desert of India.

Phases:

Single phase

Community Organization:

The project sustainability depends on the degree and extent of the involvement of the community where the school is locate. No. RWH strucutre can be constructed without contribution from the community. This contribution has to be commited before the project begins in the village. Where RWH strucutres have been constructed in villages in India communities have contributed raw materials, voluntary labour, transportation of material with the result that nearly 20-25% of the total cost of RWH structure.

Government Interaction:

Ancillary activities:

Local people are trained to construct RWH strucutres in local material. It is an alternative of local income generation source and provision of sweet drinking water and sanitation.

Other Issues:

In the remote inaccessible villages where schools, health and community centres are located especially in hilly,drought prone, tribal, coastal and desert regions where community involvement and contribution would be instantly forthcoming rooftop rainwater harvesting fro drinking and sanitation is the only solution.

Maintenance Revenue:

Through community contribution

Maintenance Cost:

Metrics:

Prior art before metrics

Cost: $35,000

1) Material= INR 75,000
a) Stones
b) Cement
c) Iron bars
d) Handpump
e) Manhole Lids
f) Ventilators
g) Connecting Pipes
2) Labour = INR 35,000
3) Transport = INR 20,000
4) Documentation =INR 10,000
5) Others= INR 5,000

Total INR 1,45,000/-

Co Funding Amount: $3,000

Users' contribution

Community Contribution Amount:

USD 3000

Fund Requested: $32,000

Implementing Organization:

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    RWH applicability to Vietnam

    Rick McGowan of East Meets West Foundation

    It looks like a good project to me. Can you identify for me the percentage of total water needs met over the course of the year by harvested water? What is the daily liters per day usage per capita? How is the water taken out of the underground storage? How applicable is this in densly poplulated areas? By my seat-of-the-pants calculation...

    It looks like a good project to me. Can you identify for me the percentage of total water needs met over the course of the year by harvested water? What is the daily liters per day usage per capita? How is the water taken out of the underground storage? How applicable is this in densly poplulated areas?
    By my seat-of-the-pants calculation, if a family of five uses 50 lpd for 250 liters total, then the family needs over 91,000 liters per year. That's a lot of storage! Is it delivered by kinetic energy storage or via pumping? What kinds of containers are used? Sorry for all the questions; I'm really intrigued and want to know more.

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    Potability of stored water

    Rob Bell of El Porvenir

    Please describe the undergradound storage tanks and how they are cleaned or maintained. Is the water chlorinated or otherwise treated? Is it tested?

    Please describe the undergradound storage tanks and how they are cleaned or maintained. Is the water chlorinated or otherwise treated? Is it tested?

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    Alternatives to RWH

    Rob Bell of El Porvenir

    Why is it not possible to build a year-round water system (well, hand-dug or drilled) in this region? For how many months of the year does RWH provide water to the people?

    Why is it not possible to build a year-round water system (well, hand-dug or drilled) in this region? For how many months of the year does RWH provide water to the people?

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    Technique clarification

    Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

    Can you please explain the "traditional technique" to be used in your project? Thanks! Annette

    Can you please explain the "traditional technique" to be used in your project? Thanks! Annette

    • Laxman Singh of Barefoot College

      traditional technique is a very old practice using by village architects in construction of rainwater strucutures for drinking water in particularly desert part of india. local archites have knowledge of size of strucutre, ventilation for aeration, available local material for construction of strucuture...

      traditional technique is a very old practice using by village architects in construction of rainwater strucutures for drinking water in particularly desert part of india. local archites have knowledge of size of strucutre, ventilation for aeration, available local material for construction of strucuture and porper connection of rooftop to harvest rainwater. the rainwater stays potable for long time.

  • Rating: 7

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    As with other Barefoot College applications, this is very thorough. However, some specific information about the community organization would make this application stronger.

  • Rating: 6

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    There is not enough information about the project to understand how it is built. The proposer did not answer most of the questions. If water is at 250-300 feet a drilled well is possible, which provides water all year not just during rainy season. In our experience water tanks need to be cleaned frequently, or else the water does not remain potable for a long time. No info about cleaning. Cost of $35 per person. Very good description of the region but no details whatsoever about how the project is built, works, is sustained long term. If I could just abstain from voting I would abstain but this system will not let me so I give a median rating

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  • Rating: 6

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    WaterAid's guiding principles require us to look for solutions that are responsive to local needs, integrated (combining water, sanitation, and hygiene education providing the best health and poverty outcomes for poor communities), replicable, sustainable, and accountable.

    With these guiding principles in mind, and given the scope of the four proposals WaterAid was asked to review, and the information provided in each proposals, we found the 10 school roof RWH systems in W. Bengal submitted by Barefoot College to be the most compelling of the three Rain Water Harvesting projects (10 School roof RWH systems in Assam also submitted by Barefoot College and RWHT Faith in Christ Primary School, Allentown/Freetown, Sierra Leone submitted by Safer Future being the other two projects). Water tables are dropping in many parts of India and water resources need to be managed carefully. Where groundwater is scarce, rainwater harvesting in schools and communities has been a successful supplement to other water sources.

    CARE’s Ramal de Tierra Firme Project was unique in terms of its scale and scope compared with the other three proposals and the scope of WaterAid’s current project work.

Name Status Completion Date Amount Assigned
1of10 RWH in Assam: Gershing Lower Primary School In-progress Sep 2006 $3,230
2of10 RWH in Assam: Bhairabkunda Lower Primary School In-progress Sep 2006 $3,230
3of10 RWH in Assam: Paschim Nepalipara Lower Primary School In-progress Sep 2006 $3,230
4 of 10 RWH in Assam: Sopangaon Lower Primary School In-progress Sep 2006 $3,230
5 of10 RWH in Assam: .Kashipur Lower Primary School In-progress Sep 2006 $3,230