Women & Children
Dam gravity water systems safely transport water from a protected catchment area (usually sitting below a flowing river, stream or spring) to a community’s distribution tank. Once water is in the tank, it will continue to flow into homes and schools.
When a community already cares for and protects their water catchment source, but lacks the means to safely transport their water.
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New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade via Rotary New Zealand World Community Services Ltd
The primary school shares the same water source as 71 households in Rukuruku settlement. The school was experiencing water shortages due to leakages and a lack of storage capacity. A request was made by the head- teacher in 2013. Our water project designs first mapped out the leaks for repair, then upgraded the existing dam before increasing storage capacity with two new rota tanks. This project was made possible with funding from the New Zealand Aid Programme via Rotary NZ Community Services Ltd.