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    Standing up for better water

    Day 32

    Under Pressure

    Many of us probably take water towers for granted – they seem ordinary, just a place to hold drinking water plus maybe a town name or logo. But there’s a lot more going on under the surface.

    Though we might not think of them much, water towers provide the major benefit of water pressure, which helps keep everything flowing smooth and strong. We wanted to see if we could bring some water pressure to our new tank at the Juru Greenhouse in Nakivale.

    We decided to build a stand for the tank and pipeline. The stand is more than just a new perch for the water tank. The stand’s slight elevation creates gravity, which adds pressure that the farmers can use to reach out to the farthest corners of the farm!

    Elizabeth, one of the women working at the greenhouse, shared with us the larger impact the water tank and tower will have: “It has been really hard to get water, but now with the irrigation system, it will be easy to irrigate our crops.” Making it easier to water and grow means there will be a larger harvest, which helps those beyond the greenhouse. “Since there are some community members who are not in this group,” Elizabeth explained, “we will share some of the seeds with community members so they can improve their nutrition.”

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