Water Tanks from Plastic Bottles in 50 Needy Homes

by Butakoola Village Association for Development


This project will help 50 needy households in Uganda whom were trained by BUVAD to build their own 2000ltrs safe rainwater harvesting tanks using waste plastic bottles as bricks. The key objective is to control the accumulation of hazardous waste plastic bottles, while helping needy communities to overcome the low water storage levels coupled with prolonged draughts. In a coopertive form members shall construct water tanks as teams at each's household to benefit about 600 households occupants

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There are more than 600 people living in the target households that have so far been identified in our focal area of Kayunga, living below the poverty line and unable to build their own safe water tanks unless helped. The controlling waste plastic bottles'approach of using them as bricks to build safe water tanks, will reduce the high soil suffocation rates withiin these agro based communities, water bodies' pollution by waste plastic bottles and lowa water storage levels in Kayunga-Uganda.


100,000ltrs of water weill be stored within the 50 targeted household, improving water, sanitation and hygiene levels . Our waste plastic bottles' total removal approach avoids mishaps that result from the past local removal practice of burning like; emission of carbon gas and other toxic fumes that instead pollute the environment, denting the ozone layer and producing toxic rain all with affectious effects like; global warming, human cancers and deaths and nature depletion .

Long-Term Impact

Our approach addresses several key goals of the millennium development goals (MDGs) like; improved access to safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation, child care and protection, women empowerment through training them to construct with bottle bricks, improvement of educational standards of both the adult and children. Women and Children the key water fetchers will be saved of the water scarcity resultant effects like rape, child sacrifice, and accidents. Community incomes will improve.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


BUVAD Facebook Group Page
A CCTV media report about the project
BUVAD Documentary Safe Water a health Challenge

Organization Information

Butakoola Village Association for Development

Location: Kampala, Kayunga District - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​www.buvad.yolasite.com/​
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Butakoola Village Association for Development
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Kampala, Kayunga District Uganda

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