Nazama Oubandawaki

Published June 2018

660

People Served

Piped System - Tap Stand

Recognition Text

Trapped in the Cage

Project Cost

$17,105.07

Local Partner

World Vision, Inc.

Field Notes

Thanks to you, this community now has access to clean and safe drinking water through the construction of a mechanized, solar-powered piped system. A piped system consists of a mechanized borehole, which uses solar power or conventional electricity to power a submersible pump. Water is fed into an overhead storage tank and piped via gravity to multiple tap stands in communities. There are usually multiple faucets located on each individual tap stand.

Additionally, our local partners trained community health workers and local leaders to disseminate positive hygiene and household sanitation messages to their respective community members. Each family using the new water project contributed to their project's construction - a small fee, but one that helps instill a sense of personal ownership for the project. Families will continue to pay a small amount to use the water. The community will save this money for any necessary maintenance and repairs.

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