Review of Rain Water Harvesting In Schools and Rehabilitation of the Underutilized Systems

Project Areas Anuradhapura, Moneragala, Kandy, Vavuniya and Mannar
Duration6th January - 19th December 2014
Funded byPlan Sri Lanka & National Water Supply & Drainage Board - Sri Lanka
Project CostLKR 200,000.00
Project ObjectiveReview the existing rainwater systems in schools 4 districts ( Anuradhapura, Moneragala, Kandy, Vavuniya and Mannar) and rehabilitating underutilized rain water harvesting systems in schools.
Project Activities
  • Obtain a list of locations of Rain water harvesting systems in schools in Anuradhapura, Moneragala, Kandy, Vavuniya and Mannar districts from relevant authorities
  • Visit and assess the RWH system in schools in each district
  • Identify 5-8 underutilized RWH systems in schools in Anuradhapura district for Rehabilitation
  • Repair and rehabilitate the identified RWH system

Anuradhapura

Four sites reported to have Rain water harvesting System were visited. They are .

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Vavuniya

Four sites were visited. They are;

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Mannar

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Repair and Rehabilitate the Unutilized RWH system in Anuradhapura

School 1: Paningamuwa Vidyalaya, Madawachchiya

Repair: 2 ferro-cement systems were repaired and rehabilitated with Gutters, first flush, filter, tap stand and tank lid.

School 2: Vahagahabuwewa Vidyalaya, Kagatagasthigiliya

Repairs: 2 ferro-cement systems were repaired and rehabilitated with Gutters, first flush, filter, tap stand and tank lid. One tank had roots penetration into the tank trough the PVC pipes from near by tree. Since the outlet pipe was not retrievable the base of the tank was concreted and new pipe connection was supplied.

School 3: Kohombagaswewa Vidyalaya, Kagatagasdigiriliya

Repairs: 2 ferro-cement systems were repaired and rehabilitated with Gutters, first flush, filter, tap stand and tank lid.

 

Manual for Operation and Maintenance of Rain Water Harvesting System in Schools in Sri Lanka

Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum (LRWHF),in partnership with Plan Sri Lanka, National Water Supply & Drainage Board – Sri Lanka developed an operation and maintenance (O&M) manual for rain water harvesting in school aims to guide school principles, teachers, parents, members of the School Development Societies (SDS), care takers and students to use the system and deal with operational and maintenance issue by themselves ensuring long term sustainability. This Manual is dedicated to all those in the Government, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Community-Based Organisations (CBOs), private, government and semi government schools, educational institutes, professional bodies, Research and Development (R&D) institutes, academia and interested individuals who wish to promote and use rain water as safe source of water for drinking and other purposes. The Manual will be translated to Sinhala and Tamil too.

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