Domestic rainwater harvesting through construction of water jars
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.