Domestic rainwater harvesting through construction of water jars

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The next phase of the project after working on the household pit latrines through casting of sanplats is to address the problem of water shortage through a domestic rainwater harvesting project. The technology that is to be used is the rain water jar construction for households (see attached photo). We want to assist 12 households of elderly members in Nakyerongosa village to construct rain water jars. Each jar will be for a capacity of 2000 liters.

The project is based on a cost sharing mechanism whereby beneficiaries will provide unskilled labour for construction of the water and sanitation devices, clay bricks, river sand for construction, aggregate and lake sand. However, the project will provide the cement, taps and accessories, binding wire, over flow pipes and wash out, guttering and leak proof cement.

We do look forward to the support of the neighbours as we embark on the next phase of the project. We received a lot of guidance, advice and suggestions while we were implementing the project on household pit latrines and we are very grateful to you all.

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Water jar completed.jpg
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It is good to see photographs of the 2000 litres rainwater jars that you have uploaded on the village pages. There are at least two other villages in Uganda on nabuur that I am aware of, where they are struggling for some help on ideas for rainwater harvesting, and obviously they are completely unaware of the progress made by your village on this aspect. It would be great if you can also upload other details like costs and construction details of these jars on this thread, so that perhaps the other villages might benefit from this information - provided, of course, that they are able to locate this thread on nabuur.

I have also suggested on the nabuur website improvement thread, that all traffic on nabuur could be routed through the 'Groups' route, instead of 'village by village', since most activities are common to all villages, and the whole region can benefit from just one single post, instead of posting the same common advice on each village.

Vijai

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