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Case Study

Dependable, clean water for the low-income post-apartheid township in Johannesburg

  • Site Name

    Musenga Vhadzimu Primary School

  • Location

    Diepsloot Township, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Goal

The Angel Rock Project South Africa is a nonprofit organization working to bring much-needed support to the community of Diesploot, a low-income post-apartheid township in Johannesburg. Recognizing the need at Musenga Vhadzimu Primary School in Diesploot, Angel Rock sought to provide clean, reliable drinking water for students, staff and community grandmothers on the school’s campus.

Challenge

A lack of dependable water infrastructure in post-apartheid townships leave community members dependent on unreliable methods of water collection like boreholes and rainwater tanks. Coupled with the challenges brought on by climate change like unpredictable rainfall and prolonged drought, the community needed an off-grid, totally renewable method of supplying drinking water.

SOURCE Project

In partnership with Angel Rock South Africa and SOURCE, Musenga Vhadzimu Primary School installed 45 Hydropanels as the first phase of their school-wide clean drinking water initiative. Today, students and grandmothers from grades 1-3 live with the peace of mind that their drinking water supply is clean, resilient and easily accessible from SOURCE taps placed around the school. Moving forward, the installation will be scaled to meet the needs of the entire campus.

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