Water harvesting for Phakamani

by JAM (Joint Aid Management)

 Weilers Farm, Gauteng  Poverty Alleviation  Social Need

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R 37,050
Funded to date
R 37,050

This project will provide a water harvesting tank and additional infrastructure to supply the Phakamani preschool with a sustainable water supply. 

JAM (Joint Aid Management) is attempting to implement a rain water harvesting system at Phakamani Early Childhood Development Centre in Weilers Farm, Gauteng. The stored water will provide a sustainable water supply to help grow the vegetables the children eat as well as provide drinking water.

Specialists have estimated that South Africa will be short of 3-billion cubic meters of water by 2030, which amounts to 17% of expected demand. Against a global rainfall average of 870mm per year, South Africa receives a pitiful 450mm, making it the world's 30th driest country.

As water resources decline and water quality and reliability of supply become less reliable, it is imperative that rainwater harvesting methodologies be implemented as alternative sources of supply for both human consumption and small scale food production units.

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Project activity

Funded to date:

R 37,050

Funding goal: R 37,050
NGO: JAM (Joint Aid Management)
Start: 2nd November 2015
End: 1st March 2016
Field agent: JAM (Joint Aid Management)
Martyn Foot