It is very important that everyone at the school has adequate and easily available access to a good quality drinking water. This has both health and educational benefits keeping the children and teachers refreshed and hydrated for studying and playing. It also supports hygiene messages that are provided through the existing school curriculum. The availability of school toilets is also a critical factor in encouraging girls to attend and keep on attending school.
The size of a system at a particular school is based on the number of staff and students as well as the average rainfall for the area and the size of the roof and is sized to provide enough water for students and teachers throughout the dry
season. Students usually only spend half the day at school so they are allotted a half litre per day while teachers are alloted one litre per day. The main tank is connected to a tap stand with four taps. (larger schools require additional stands). More complex set ups can include water supply to the school kitchen and toilet blocks. We also have installed systems within flood zones where the school buildings are off the ground. This involves installing the main tank on "legs" up to four metres high, enabling gravity flow of water to the tap stands. All manual valves are protected in concrete boxes with strong metal lids and a padlock to prevent vandalism.
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