Being contracted by Agape Community Community Transformation this July, Aqua Clara Kenya (ACK) traveled to Uganda to bring clean water to Muko High School. Muko High School is located in Rubanda District, West of Uganda and is three km from Lake Bunyonyi, Africa’s second deepest lake. The area has good rainfall most of the year, except for a three month dry season that lasts from June to September. The school has a population of 277 students and 29 staff, with the headmaster projecting to double in the coming 3-4 years. Realizing rain water harvesting (RWH) would be the best method to supply clean water to the students, ACK constructed such a long with a Aqua Clara Facility Filter.

The rain water is stored in two 10,000 liter tanks on the ground and pumped by solar to an elevated 5,000 litre reservoir. From the water reservoir, it flows down by gravity to a 1,000 liter sand pre-filter which reduces turbidity and removes larger pollutants such as worms before finally dropping down to the filter house where a membrane filter takes out all bacteria and parasites.

The school with its rain harvest tanks
The piping system to the rain harvest collection tanks
ACK staff cleaning graven for the pre-filter of the system
Preparing the tanks for the system
The solar panels used to power the pump used for the collected rain water to be forced through the filtration system