RARA VILLAGE, BA

A request for storage tanks was sent in 2014 by the Ba rural health office. A field assessment highlighted the need for water quality solutions as heavy rainfall was bringing muddy contaminated water.

Supported By:

Boreholes

Boreholes are drilled down to 250 ft to find water.

After the hole has tapped into sufficient water source, metal pipes are inserted.

The borehole pump, either powered by sun or electricity, sits above these pipes.

When water is pumped to the surface, it is filtered to ensure water is safe before being piped to homes for use.

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Project Details

Applicabillity

Specifically designed for household use in locations where water is readily accessible, e.g. from creeks, streams.

Project construction duration

4 weeks (installment for 10-15 homes)

Level of maintenance

Low

Donor

FIJI Water Foundation

The Situation

A request for storage tanks was sent in 2014 by the Ba rural health office.

A field assessment highlighted the need for water quality solutions as heavy rainfall was bringing muddy contaminated water.

Thanks to ongoing support from the Fiji Water Foundation, a 5000L storage tank and two sets of biosand filteration systems were built to cater for the drinking needs of Rara village. Gravel was sourced from the Nalotawa Riverbed, a 2 hour hike through hilly terrain.

This project was made possible with funding from the Fiji Water Foundation and Rotary club donations.