Promotion of Roof Rainwater Harvesting among 9 families living in Mahakachchakodiya, Vavuniya, Sri Lanka

Project Areas Mahakachakodi GN division in Vavuniya south D.S division in Vavuniya District
DurationSeptember 2016 – February 2017
Funded byJapan Water Forum
Project CostJapan Water Forum: USD 4,145.00
Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum USD 2,439.50
Project Objective
  • Overall objective - The overall objective of this project is to introduce and educate the people concerned on the benefits and expediency of rainwater harvesting to meet their water needs.
  • Specific objective - Improve the health of community due to drinking uncontaminated water
Project Activities
  1. Creating awareness on rain water harvesting technologies to the community
  2. Select households to install the RWH system in consultation with the local community and authorities GramaSewaka (village administrator). Following selection criteria will be used to select the households for installation of the system: people who are living in the areas where the ground water quality is poor/below required standards, people living in the areas where water borne disease is high (CKDu), number of children, woman headed households, vulnerable groups etc.
  3. Install 9 roof rain water harvesting tanks of 8000L capacity.
  4. Training and building the capacity of the community to operate and maintain the rain water harvesting system.

1. Creating awareness on rain water harvesting technologies to the community

Awarness prorgam consisted of

  • Explanation on selction of benficairies
  • Construction process
  • Expected beneficairy contribution
  • Time period for construction

2. Selection of beneficiaries (9 households out of 60) which met LRWHF criteria.

#Name of the Head of the FamilyNumber of Family MembersNumber of ChildrenSource of Drinking WaterDistance of Water Source from House
1Ms. W. Chandrawathi42Filtered3.5km
2Ms. K. A. Ramyalatha41Filtered3km
3Mr. Rohitha P. Bandara42Bottled2.5km
4Mr. Duminda Laksiri31Filtered3km
5Mr. Jayantha Kumara42Filtered3km
6Mr. M. K. Tennakoon5-Filtered2km
7Mrs. P. Pabawathee42Bottled3km
8Mr. B. Chandrika Jagath Kumarasinghe42Filtered2km
9A. Sirisena42Filtered5km

3. Install 9 roof rain water harvesting tanks of 8000L capacity.

4. Training and building the capacity of the community to operate and maintain the rain water harvesting system.

– Survey on monitoring RWHS usage and health effect was conducted at 9 households, the following details given below were identified

  • Water PH, Hardness, Temperature, EC, and comments

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