VATULELE DISTRICT SCHOOL
otary Pacific Water first assessed the leakage situation, increased storage volume and installed a new pump that now distributes water to a raised storage tank.
Rainwater harvesting systems
Rainwater harvesting systems effectively catch rainfall from a network of pipes installed on the roof of a building.
Rainwater harvesting systems capture rainwater by directing it from large surfaces (e.g. roofs) to an over-ground holding tank.
The harvested rainwater is filtered and then pumped directly to the appliances or to a header tank.
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In the past, an unprotected well was used for sanitation needs in the school community.
This was closed by the public health inspector due to faecal contamination.
The school headteacher requested assistance in 2012 to increase rainwater storage for sanitation use.
Rotary Pacific Water first assessed the leakage situation, increased storage volume and installed a new pump that now distributes water to a raised storage tank, supplying water to the schools 10 flush toilets.
This project was made possible with funding from the New Zealand Aid Programme via Rotary NZ Community Services Ltd.