Community Development Entrepreneurs were trained to install rainwater harvesting systems at Karantini primary school and will sell low cost, high quality RWH units to the surrounding community

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Narrative

Karantini Primary was an unique school for us to work with. They already had an existing 10,000 L under ground tank that was connected to very poor guttering. The ACI team removed these gutters and placed a run of 40 m to feed this tank. The team also added two 3,000 L tanks with 20 m of gutter each. A total of 80 m of gutter was added with 16,000 L of total water storage. The ACI team also trained members of the local community in best practices for RWH system construction so they can construct and advise on RWH systems in their home communities.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 8 Jun, 2012 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 6 Jun, 2012 Preparation Phase

Community Development Entrepreneurs were trained to install rainwater harvesting systems at Karantini primary school and will sell low cost, high quality RWH units to the surrounding community

Narrative

Karantini Primary was an unique school for us to work with. They already had an existing 10,000 L under ground tank that was connected to very poor guttering. The ACI team removed these gutters and placed a run of 40 m to feed this tank. The team also added two 3,000 L tanks with 20 m of gutter each. A total of 80 m of gutter was added with 16,000 L of total water storage. The ACI team also trained members of the local community in best practices for RWH system construction so they can construct and advise on RWH systems in their home communities.

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

The community health promoter in the area will be holding meetings of a school club for the children twice a month. During these visits she will be able to check on the performance of the RWH system and report any problems she finds directly to the ACI office. The five USD is covered by the school according to the agreement the school and stakeholders signed prior to construction of the RWH system. This cost will cover any breakages due to poor use and silicone costs if the system begins to leak because of wear and tear on the gutter runs.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

Connecting the ACI gutter system to an existing tank was a challenge on this particular project. Without correctly sized existing holes in the tank the team had to create a method of connection to ensure a quality fit and the least amount of possible waste.

Learnings

Knowledge of project and process for sharing

The team learned and developed a system for connecting the ACI gutter runs to existing tanks in the most efficient way possible. After working though the issues of connecting a different type of tank the ACI construction team is now able to better advise local individuals on various types of tanks and connection possibilities.

Impact

People Impacted: 635

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 633

Total number of students, teachers and support staff present at the school on a given day. In conjunction with the Aqua Clara bio sand filter program. Increased access to water within the school compound allows the school to use the filters to their full potential. We gathered this information from a survey done of all ACI partner schools done before the implementation of the RWH program.

School Children Getting Water: 615

Total number of students present at the school on a given day. Nursery class through standard eight. We gathered this information from a survey done of all ACI partner schools done before the implementation of the RWH program.

People Getting Sanitation: 633

Total number of students, teachers and support staff present at the school on a given day. In conjunction with the Aqua Clara hand washing stations already in place at the school. Increased access to water within the school compound makes use of these hand washing stations much easier. We gathered this information from a survey done of all ACI partner schools done before the implementation of the RWH program.

People Getting Other Benefits: 2

Community development entrepreneur and community health promoter, both ACI trained individuals are trained in construction and sales of high quality RWH systems. Increasing the knowledge base of these individuals making each a more valuable resource to their community.

Maintenance/Operating Costs Annual, in US$: $5

Creating and measuring long-term impact

The community health promoter in the area will be holding meetings of a school club for the children twice a month. During these visits she will be able to check on the performance of the RWH system and report any problems she finds directly to the ACI office. The five USD is covered by the school according to the agreement the school and stakeholders signed prior to construction of the RWH system. This cost will cover any breakages due to poor use and silicone costs if the system begins to leak because of wear and tear on the gutter runs.

Implementer: Not applicable

Not applicable

Funding

Funded:
$2,480
Community:
$39,446
Final Cost:
$2,495

Plan/Proposal