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The method of constructing a system that would be typical for a spring fed water supply – two twelve by twelve by twelve foot concrete retaining structures with rocks and sand to filter the spring water, with pipes and spouts to help distribute the water and make it accessible.

The water would flow from one of these structures to the other; the first providing water for drinking and cooking and water flowing from the second container would be available to water livestock and wash clothing.

The cost for such a system would typically be about ten thousand U.S. dollars, with much of the labor provided by the villagers who would be able to use the water. The rainy season is in the summer months of June, July and August; it would be best to build the structures when the weather is drier, in October and November.

Programs for Change

Cultivating Change

The L.I.F.E. Garden Program teaches K-12 students how to grow and eat organic, healthy food...

Nourishing Change

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