Water Storage System

Water is life, but that doesn’t mean you want it dripping on your head as you sleep or running down the walls. At Dolma Ling Nunnery, home to over 230 people, access to water and water storage are important issues. We need your help to create a new water storage system for a critical part of the nunnery. This project is urgent because of the monsoon, which runs from early July to the end of September. While the monsoon rains provide a huge amount of essential water for the nunnery, the torrential rains also bring problems, such as overflowing water tanks, dampness, mold, and damage to the buildings.

The Problem

The old water storage system for the main staff building is almost 20 years old and must be replaced. The water tanks are located in the attic area of the building, but the ball cocks on the tanks often fail, especially during the heavy monsoon rains, causing the water to overflow. This leads to dampness, dripping into the rooms, mold, and loss of precious water.

The Solution

The nunnery must urgently shift the old, failing water storage tanks to a new, better location. We need your help to create a new, purpose-built water storage system that will house eight 500-liter water tanks, using the existing pump and gravity-fed system to save money.

The Impact

The advantages of a new water storage system will be felt every day at the nunnery.

  • The staff living quarters will no long become damp and moldy because of water tanks overflowing in the roof creating an unhealthy living situation;
  • The building housing the staff quarters will no longer be degraded by water seepage;
  • The water supply will be better controlled with much less water wasted.

This is a very practical and economic solution to providing water to the staff building from the main water system and will help the nunnery cope with the unreliable access to water that is characteristic of the region.

PROJECT COST: US $3,700
To support the inter-nunnery debate you can:

  1. Make a gift online – see below.
  2. Call our office in Seattle, US at 1-206-652-8901
  3. Mail a check to:
    The Tibetan Nuns Project
    (for Water Storage)
    815 Seattle Boulevard South #216
    Seattle, WA 98134 USA

Water Storage System

You can download a PDF with full details of the project.