Rainwater harvesting project for Micoud
The People Empowering People (PEP) group of Micoud is proud to announce the approval of funding for its project “Climate Change Adaptation Through Rainwater Harvesting” by the Australian Direct Aid Program.
The public is invited to attend an introduction to the project on Wednesday, March 9th at 3:00 pm in the Micoud Multipurpose Centre. The project provides for local resilience to conditions caused by climate change, especially to help mitigate fluctuations in the district water supply to homes and businesses.
This initiative for Rainwater Harvesting seeks to address water supply problems for Micoud District resulting from unusual weather patterns in recent years, including both flood and drought conditions. PEP is implementing this project as a way of assisting in the rebalancing of water supplies, and using sustainable natural resources to the best advantage.
“Climate Change Adaptation Through Rainwater Harvesting” is a two-fold project: one stage for the community at large and one to assist individual households.
The first stage involves the construction of rainwater harvesting systems at several key sites in Micoud, which includes emergency shelters and service buildings. These installations will ensure that first responder agencies will have a stand-by water supply in case of emergency, and that people in the community will be able to access a source of safe water when there is a disruption to the public portable water supply, particularly after catastrophic events.
For the second component of the project, PEP will develop a rainwater harvesting prototype for smaller systems, to be used for households and businesses. PEP will demonstrate the construction and use of such models and develop a ‘do-it-yourself' manual to encourage all people to set up their own rainwater harvesting systems on-property. The aim is to ensure that the design is simple, low-cost, and easy to implement.
This would allow residents and business owners to have their own reliable, self-sustaining water supply — serving as a buffer for Micoud's recurrent problems with public water supply.
Residents of Micoud will soon see the initiation of rainwater harvesting project help alleviate water problems in the area.