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SAFE WATER. SANTIATION. HYGIENE

Transforming lives with limitless possibilities for children, mothers and communities
Safe water access means everything. That is why we invest in infrastructure that will not only last long but also avail clean water to a big number of people with a low cost of maintenance. Our safe water program harvesting tanks and solar motorised systems to bring water
Safe water access
We understand that safe water changes lives
Water access in itself alone can not be enough. The safety of the water is equally important. At AWS, we not only bring access to water, we ensure that communities understand how to make this water safe for consumption. Through tested and proven methodologies we equip our beneficiaries with the necessary skills to treat their water.
water access
We invest in various hardware components which bring water closer to families.
The most affected when it comes to water are children and mothers. Often, children arrive late for class or in some cases have to miss school in order to fetch water for use for the family. Mothers on the other side do not have time to do any work at home or income generating activities for their homes since they have to move 1-2 hour journeys looking for water. This places the burden on these two groups and the water collected is often dirty and contaminated leaving families sick.
Our intervention involves digging dip wells for our motorised systems, constructing rain water  collection tanks both in 6,000 litre capacity and 10,000 litre capacity for households and institutions such as health centres respectively. These interventions are all driven with one single goal in mind, bringing safe water closer to families.
Solar Motorised Systems
This model of boreholes is dug just like the conventional hand pump boreholes but then motorised and a reservoir put in place; gravity, then does the rest to be able to supply a larger population in the communities. These systems are run by a water user committee that ensures smooth running and maintenance of the system.
Anna Poses in front of her newly constructed tank
Rain Water Harvesting Tanks

We construct ferro-cement tanks to increase access to safe and reduce the time spent to collect water at households and selected institutions. This is done especially in areas that receive substantial amount of rainfall through out the year.  Tanks at households are meant to be shared among the five households. The households are forced to resort to their initial contaminated sources.

Sawyer filtration

The Sawyer Solar water filtration uses membrane Filters composed of tiny “U” shaped micro-tubes that allow water to enter into their core through tiny micro pores on the side walls of the tubes. The pores are so tiny that no bacteria such as E. Coli, cholera, or typhoid can pass through. 1

SODIS (Solar Disinfection)
Solar water disinfection famously known as SODIS is a water treatment method that only requires the sun and a PET bottle for one to be able to treat water and make it safe for consumption. This method is cheap and friendly to the environment since no burning of wood is required unlike boiling which is heavily used among local communities in Uganda.
Meet Jessica
Mrs. Okaro Jessica is a resident of Theyao village, in Alwi Sub-county and is a mother of four children. Previously, she was accustomed to trekking long distances to collect water for use in her home. The borehole has brought a multitude of changes to the community.
“From the borehole, we fetch clean and abundant water; our children do not have to trek for water and we are growing crops in our backyard

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