Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) Tanks over 60% completed by end of April

Rain Water Harvesting tank with own roof

By end of April, 2017, 65% of RWH tanks, built by Councils’ communities, on a voluntary basis, were completed, thanks to the Mayors of the Councils involved and the willing community members.
“I am happy with the communities that have completed their tanks, as they have clean rain water for their use that will improve the health and well-being of their children,” commented the UNICEF chief.
However, some Councils were not able to complete their systems, due to the delays in the provision of materials. Some of these were short-landed or misplaced and never ended up where they were needed.
The fact that many communities were able to complete their tanks by freely giving their labour and local resources is seen as a good practice and needs to be encouraged since it allows for greater ownership of the projects, thus making them more sustainable.
One notable indicator of the usefulness of the tanks is the telltale footprints that have cut out distinctive footpaths to the taps of the completed RWH tanks for water collection. Many of these are children’s footprints.
KiLGA takes this opportunity to commend Mr. Cromwell Bacareza and his hard working staff at UNICEF for providing the funds and tanks for the benefits of the local communities and their children.

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