Aqua Clara will partner with the school and install three bio-sand filters,start a Water & Hygiene club and construct a high quality rain water harvesting system at the school. While training two individuals from the community to assist with this project

Narrative

Over the last two years ACI has been working to train a local staff of individuals who can construct high quality RWH systems autonomously to the rest of the project. Once the funding and materials have been provided and delivered the local crew takes over. Here at Metamaywa primary the local crew has been put to its first true test and they preformed with flying colors. A complete and quality constructed RWH system was installed in three days, using both specially trained individuals and individuals representing ACI within the school.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 14 Jun, 2013 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 May, 2012 Preparation Phase

Aqua Clara will partner with the school and install three bio-sand filters,start a Water & Hygiene club and construct a high quality rain water harvesting system at the school. While training two individuals from the community to assist with this project

Narrative

Over the last two years ACI has been working to train a local staff of individuals who can construct high quality RWH systems autonomously to the rest of the project. Once the funding and materials have been provided and delivered the local crew takes over. Here at Metamaywa primary the local crew has been put to its first true test and they preformed with flying colors. A complete and quality constructed RWH system was installed in three days, using both specially trained individuals and individuals representing ACI within the school.

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

Because of the initial quality of the construction sustainability is not a problem to achieve. We expect at least ten years of use from the system, no ACI constructed system has reached this age so we are not able to provide actual data on the quality over time. Reapplication of silicone will be the only expected maintenance issue and occurs only when the original silicone has worn away.

Impact

People Impacted: 646

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 26

This number includes all staff at the school along with the ACI staff present on a regular basis at the school.

School Children Getting Water: 620

All children present at school on a given day. The water from the RWH harvesting system is now used to feed the Bio-Sand filters already installed at the school. Increasing access as well as reducing time spent retrieving water.

People Getting Other Benefits: 2

This number represents the two individuals who represent ACI and are present at the school on a regular basis. Because of the increased visibility of the program at the school interest in the community has gone up. The entrepreneurial aspects of the Bio-Sand filter program are immediately improved. We have seen a boost in filter sales in other schools in the same region and expect the same for this school.

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

Creating and measuring long-term impact

Because of the initial quality of the construction sustainability is not a problem to achieve. We expect at least ten years of use from the system, no ACI constructed system has reached this age so we are not able to provide actual data on the quality over time. Reapplication of silicone will be the only expected maintenance issue and occurs only when the original silicone has worn away.

Funding

Funded:
$2,765
Community:
$250
Final Cost:
$2,738
$2,765:
Schools for Water

Plan/Proposal