Status: completed Manchester, Spur Tree, Bottom Elliston

Bottom Elliston Rainwater Catchment & Tank

Location/Communities Affected:

      Bottom Elliston, Manchester
             The facility lies in Southern Manchester, in the community of Bottom Elliston. The facility
             is in close proximity to Spur Tree Hill and French Park.
Background and Purpose:
      The Bottom Elliston rainwater catchment and tank was surrounded by an old chain link fence that was in a state of disrepair. The facility’s gate, that was used to prevent unauthorized personnel from entering the facility, was also in need of repair. The broken fencing and broken gate allowed the water in the catchment area to be contaminated by animals and animal excrements and rendered the water unsafe for human consumption. In addition to these, the storage tank was leaking, which lessened the supply of water available to the community of Bottom Elliston. As a result of all these damages, the Government of Jamaica made the decision to make the necessary repairs to the facility. The repairs allowed the residents of Bottom Elliston to receive a reliable source of potable (drinkable) water.
Projected Outputs:
       The outputs of the project were:
  •          The removal of old fencing and installation of a 100.584m long and 1.524m high chain link fencing.
  •          The production of a metal gate with hinges.
  •          The cleaning and repairing of the storage tank walls and bottom.
  •          The waterproofing of the tank.
Operator of the System:
      The Manchester Parish Council is responsible for operating and maintaining the catchment facility.
Status and Cost:
      The project was completed at a cost of $1.578 million.
      This project started on April 3, 2014 and ended on May 9, 2014.
Project Management Team:                              
      The project management team comprised of Mr. Patrick Reid from Rural Water Supply.