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Rain water harvesting project at Lagana Secondary School Kishapu DC Shinyanga Region

Water supply in Tanzania is provided through a number of sources. Currently the major sources are boreholes, springs, rivers and lakes. Rainwater harvesting technologies are also implemented in various areas for collecting and storing rainwater for different uses, mostly agricultural and domestic uses.

With the average rainfall received in most areas in Tanzania being relatively high, Rain water harvest is an option which is technically feasible, easy to operate and affordable even to poor communities. Our Rooftop Rain Water Harvesting project is the technique through which rain water is captured from the roof catchments and stored in reservoirs. Lagana Secondary school rainwater harvesting project is practiced to supplement water supply from collecting rooftop water and storing to Plastic tanks of about 30,000 liters. With the existing climate change phenomenon whereby the conventional water sources are greatly affected, it is imperative that rainwater harvesting should be considered as a potential source of water, especially in the rural areas where availability of water from other sources is still a challenge. Rainwater harvesting systems are easy to operate and are affordable even to poor communities.

OPE works hand in hand with local communities to plan, implement and manage projects to harvest rainwater, such initiatives will address the problem and help people strive towards being self-reliant.

Lagana Secondary School rainwater harvesting project is funded by Kishapu Community Development Centre (KCDC).  OPE is keen to help schools, vulnerable people who are located to the water crisis places in Shinyanga region.


Materials deployed prior to commencement of work at Lagana Secondary School Kishapu District Council in Shinyanga Region.

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