In January 2009 a permanent settlement tank was installed. The new tank has greater capacity which will simplify the treatment process, in addition to being more robust, especially against the curious baboons which created problems with the old tank. Because the soils in the area are very poor, care had to be taken when constructing the foundation for the tank and a thick concrete slab was constructed.
With funds from Lions Club Slemdal, a new tap stand (the old one seen in the front) and two new storage tanks (10’000 liters each) were installed in Katunguru, Uganda. The old pillow tanks were replaced by permanent rota tanks (made of polyethylene).
In January 2009 the first phase of the implementation in Quissanga was finished. Two wells were rehabilitated, more than 4,5 km of pipes were laid into the ground, two 20’000 liter reservoirs were erected, and two tap stands were put up. The water is pumped from the wells to the reservoirs, and from there distributed to the tap stations by gravity.
Download a short video (5 minutes) about the implementation here, or watch it using YouTube below: