The storage tank will be approximately 20 feet wide, and 36 feet deep.
It will hold 82,162 gallons of water.
Completely dug by hand, the tank will be lined with bricks, cemented, covered, and filled by funneled rains.
To complete the project, the collection system pipes will collect water from the roofs of two of the school buildings, and ultimately funnel the water to the underground tank.
Water Collection Specifics
Nearly half the people in Tanzania are without access to clean water. Besides drinking water, basic hygiene practices like hand washing are critical to maintaining health, paramount during the COVID-19 pandemic. At our school, we have a limited supply. The government turns on our school’s water line just twice a week for a few hours. During the dry season, our supply is inadequate for drinking, cooking, cleaning classrooms, flushing toilets, construction, watering plants, and washing hands. It has become critical that we address this need now, and secure our water future.
Our mission is to build an underground water storage tank to capture the plentiful water of the rainy season and store it for the rest of the year – thus achieving water self-sufficiency. With you help, we are well on our way to water security!