|Type||Gravity Flow Water System|
|Partner||Living Water International|
Funded August 29, 2019
This project involves building a gravity flow water system to move water from a source spring, which was tested and determined to be sufficient to supply clean safe water, to 36 access points throughout this region of Uganda. The project includes 12.7 kilometers (almost 8 miles) of piping, the installation of a sedimentation tank where water will be filtered and clarified, the construction of a cement 30,000-liter water reservoir with protective fencing, the installation and connection of all pipe fittings, and the construction and installation of 36 tap stands with concrete markers and signage. The total budget for this comprehensive project is $156,744 of which Ingomar Living Waters is funding $40,000.
According to a baseline survey on water access, sanitation and hygiene commissioned by our partner, safe water in Rukiri sub-county is estimated to only be accessible for 47% of the population. The main water sources that communities in Rukiri sub-county currently depend on are protected springs, tap stands, and a few shallow wells. Women and girls carry the primary responsibility for collecting water for their households every day. The task of collecting water requires multiple daily trips to a local water source, many of which are not a clean, safe source of water. Women and girls routinely carry one or two water containers, weighing up to 40 pounds apiece, up and down winding pathways. They often travel alone to complete this task. Predators, both human and animal, prey on travelers putting them at risk.