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Nateete Water Project is to help the Nateete Community of Church Zone to overcome water shortages thorough rehabilitating the existing spring and harvesting rainwater. The project will benefit three schools of over 2,400 pupils and students and the surrounding community with a population of 4,000 residents of whom about 60% are low income earners and can not afford the hiking water bills of clean water from the National Water and Sewerage Co-operation. It is intended that the schools will harvest the water and the community will be sensitized about water harvesting, causes of water contamination, the effects and solutions.
Nateete Church zone is an over populated area with mainly low income earners. Most of the residents can not afford safe clean water and in the right quantities because they depend on daily purchase and quite often have suffered from water borne diseases especially during the rainy season. In 2006 and 2007, Nateete was recorded to be the most affected area by Cholera in Rubaga Division. The alternative sources of water are the swamps which have been polluted by effects of poor sanitation, poor garbage management and microbial from sewage often resulting into infections that affect equatic life and terrestrial life through drinking water. Microbial water pollution is a major problem with diseases such as cholera and typhoid fever being the primary cause of infant mortality.
The purpose is to provide affordable clean water to the Church zone residents and schools.
1. rehabilitation and protection of the existing spring
2. harvesting rain
3. reduction of soil erosion
4. training of residents on causes of polluted water and its hazards
5. overcome water shortages
6. sensitize the community on water contamination, its effects and solutions.
7. train the community members on the need to harvest and treat rain water.