Rehabilitation of impluvia with PVC liner

In the south of Madagascar the aquifer has a high salinity level. Storage of rain water in underground water catchment basins (impluvia) is the main practice to get fresh water. To rehabilitate the impluvia PRACTICA has tested a method using local PVC liner. The results are successful.

Goals

  • The main objective is to improve access to water for the population of 5 villages through the rehabilitation of impluvia.

Activities

  • Testing the functionality of PVC liner in impluvia
  • Training and equipment of local enterprises
  • Rehabilitation of 5 impluvia
  • Supporting the water management committee

Budget

20855€

Results

  • 5 impluvia rehabilitated by using thermo welded PVC liner
  • Total water storage of 495 m3
  • 4537 beneficiaries having access to improved water during 4 months
  • 5 local enterprises trained
  • 2 kits of rehabilitation tools returned to CRS and GRET (local partners)
  • 9 water management committees trained
Status
Closed
Period
2008
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partner