Rain Water Harvest System with First Flush MechanismReported by Chip Kragt, Story written by Amanda Mulder
A Rain Water Harvest System was installed at the Anglican Church Rwintashya in Rwimpongo I Village. The tank has a volume of 10,000 liters and will store rain water to be used by more than 380 local residents.
This system is also the first system to test a "first flush" mechanism which will divert the first few minutes for rain from the tank, because these first few minutes of rain are the most likely to contain contaminents that can build up on the roof between rainstorms.
This mechanism was designed in partnership with the Calvin Water Institute in Grand Rapids, MI.