Improved Water System at HoL

Thank you so much the Goodrich family for the perfect thanksgiving gift. Installation of a new water system.  With the reopening of schools looming, this couldn’t have come at a better time. 

Intermittent water supply is a persistent problem for us. In fact, with schools reopening, one of the biggest worries we had was access to clean and uninterrupted water supply for the purpose of  handwashing and other hygiene practices that are necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep our children safe. At best we only get water two days a week and sometimes we can go for up to two weeks without water supply. 

Before the pandemic our daily water consumption was about 900 litres a day and we had a storage capacity of 5,000 litres which was barely enough to take us through the six days in a week that we didn’t have water supply . With the enhanced hygiene measures we anticipate that we will need approximately 1,500 litres of water a day. There was therefore a need to at least double our water storage capacity and indeed improve our water system from installing a new pump to increasing handwashing facilities. 

We are happy to report that  due to a donation by the Goodrich family we have been able to increase our water storage capacity to 10,300 litres, install handwashing sinks in each classroom and ten more in the common areas and also install a new water pump. With the improved water system we are now truly ready for schools reopening.    


Reinforcing the roof in preparation for the tank


Raising the tank to the rooftop was the most difficult part of the project


Tank installed and connected to the plumbing