|October 17th, 2011- Each water tank has a capacity of 5,000 liters. Through pipelines, the water is distributed to three distant tap stands.|
January 6th, 2012- Children waiting for their turn at the tap stand (in the back left: AAR JAPAN field staff Takeshi IKEDA). A fence with a gate has been built around the tap stand to allow for controlled dispensing of water at fixed hours.
Kapoeta is home to several different ethnic groups and the population density is high. Due to the continuous population growth in recent years, the number of existing wells has become insufficient. As a result, the wells are overcrowded and this leads to incessant quarrels about whose turn is next and about the amount of water people are allowed to fetch.
October 17th, 2011- Each tap stand is furnished with three faucets for easy water fetching.
Every tap stand has its own management committee, formed by residents of the neighborhood. AAR JAPAN has provided training sessions to the committee members, with the purpose of enabling local residents to manage the water supply system on their own initiative. As part of the training, the members have been guided to define by themselves a set of rules for proper administration of the tap stands, such as opening and closing times, and to come up with ideas for improving sanitary conditions around the wellspring. In January 2012, AAR JAPAN concluded the implementation of a similar water supply system in Budi County, Eastern Equatoria.
Alima LOPIDINE (26) uses the tap stand every day.