Imurtot Primary School Rainwater Catchment System

Imurtot Primary School Rainwater Catchment System in Place and Running

Thanks to the time and unique skills of members of the Newark Delaware Professional Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB), clean water for the children at Kenya’s Imurtot Primary School is now a reality.

EWB Newark Prof. Chapter team members take a much desired break.

The EWB team takes a well deserved break. Andrew, Ranjit, Kim, Tad and John.

This past Spring five EWB members made the second trip to Kenya. Working with Water is Life Kenya, the engineers installed a rainwater harvesting system on two school buildings, including gutters, downspouts, and six water storage tanks.

Just after the team returned to the US, rains began at Imurtot and in only a few weeks, all six tanks (approx. 19,000 liters) were full and being used by the students.

Water is Life Kenya’s 11 years of experience working in the area allowed trust between EWB and the community to be established easily.

The EWB team working to put the gutters in place.

Challenges abound as they worked to get the gutters in place.

In addition, work moved quickly because of our long term relationships with crafts people and suppliers. We are grateful for the strength of our partnership with EWB, which has brought forth the Imurtot Primary School rainwater harvesting system. Now Imurtot Primary School students can focus on their education without wondering where they’ll get clean drinking water.



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