CCS Innovation, Helps Small Communities and rural health centres Access Safe Water and Avoid Contacting covid-19 When Washing Hands
Handwashing and water will be extremely important to control Coronavirus. Isingiro is one of the water stressed areas in Uganda where people will never get water for handwashing.
Our idea is to make a proposal to construct rainwater tanks to collect and store rainwater from house roof catchments and be used for safe handwashing and awareness on social distancing, no shaking hands and hugging.
Our priority is to have water at rural health posts, clinics, but also for the people to increase water availability for handwashing and personal hygiene.
One of the precautions of avoiding the spread of the coronavirus is the care in touching surfaces such as taps. We have been faced with the dilemma of touching the tap while washing our hands. It is one of the many easy ways the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted.
Centre for Community Solidarity ( CCS) from Isingiro is solving this major problem.
Using locally available resources and simple skills, CCS has designed a simple technology to help rural communities in Isingiro with a safer and unique handwashing system for small communities and at heath centre. Rainwater tanks are easily made using cement, welded mesh chicken wire,waterproof and design it in a cylindrical shape and fix on a tap. when finished ,gutters are fixed on the house to mobilised water from the roof catchment to the tank for storage ready for use.The process take seven day and this tank will serve post coronavirus crisis to mitigate the pandemics' impacts. Communities are very willing to contribute to costs and participate in these tanks construction.Construction skills are simple to learn They are cost effective, affordable, easily replaceable, sustainable with simple O and M.
The concept design of handwashing technology involves opening and closing the tap with a foot working down a lever system is being used and is currently being rolled out in communities, homes, offices, business places, markets, and need to scale it up
Watch how it works
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