Metered U2 hand pump in Kamwenge district, Uganda

The addition of the water meter to the U2 hand pump was an innovation by Water for People and the Appropriate Technology Centre for Water & Sanitation (ATC). The addition of the water meter makes it more convenient to operate the pump in a business model with easy monitoring by a private operator.

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Urine Diverting Dry Toilet (UDDT) in Agago, Pader and Kabale in Uganda

TAF assessment undertaken by WaterAid with Netwas Uganda The design of the Urine Diverting Dry Toilet facilitates the separation of urine and faeces into different compartments. The toilet pan or bowl is segmented to capture and drain urine at the front. Faeces are deposited at the back of the pan or bowl and fall into … Continue reading Urine Diverting Dry Toilet (UDDT) in Agago, Pader and Kabale in Uganda

Rope Pump in Iganga, Mayuga and Mpigi districts, Uganda

TAF Pilot Assessment by Netwas (U) and WaterAid Uganda The rope pump (also known as the rope and washer pump) consists of a continuous rope with washers spaced at equal intervals. The rope passes over a rotatable wheel at the surface. When the wheel is turned the rope passes down into the well below the … Continue reading Rope Pump in Iganga, Mayuga and Mpigi districts, Uganda

Ferrocement tanks in Mukono District, Uganda

TAF Pilot Assessment by Netwas (U) and WaterAid Uganda Rainwater harvesting using ferrocement tanks can provide valuable supplies of clean drinking water close to homes, schools and health centres, especially in areas where rainfall is plentiful. Ferrocement tanks are durable and can be designed to hold over 100m3 of water. Household tanks usually range between … Continue reading Ferrocement tanks in Mukono District, Uganda

Recommendations for the sustainability and scalability of solar powered water pumping for domestic supply in Adjumani and Kanungu districts of Uganda

TAF Pilot Assessment by Netwas (U) and WaterAid Uganda The solar photovoltaic (pv) panels convert the sun’s energy into electricity. The electricity powers a submersible pump, which pumps water from a borehole up to a storage tank. The water is then gravity-fed through pipes to taps where people collect it. Solar panels are either mounted … Continue reading Recommendations for the sustainability and scalability of solar powered water pumping for domestic supply in Adjumani and Kanungu districts of Uganda