Flower Pots in Uganda
The South America’s largest and most famous water heater in Uganda is called “Bartheleifer” and the system is known locally for its beautiful view of the surrounding mountains and the waterfalls. It’s also home to several waterfalls that overlook the capital city of Kampala, where residents flock on summer nights when the water is freshened up.
Bartheleifer is actually just a few dozen metres high, which makes it an appealing attraction for locals, but also a place for some of the country’s hottest tourism hotspots.
The national government has recently begun adding waterfalls and ponds to its official reservoirs. The government has also invested billions in research, testing and upgrading the water pumps and has worked with the world’s top water utilities to introduce new water storage technologies that boost overall water availability.
“We can start producing the next big thing to help the countries that have low rainfall or when the current drought is beginning to get worse, and then bring more water back to Uganda,” said Bodo Dibun.
A typical 15-meter waterfall sits atop Dibun’s farm on Gwanwak, just 10 kilometres from his home town of Toftele. He uses water from the springs to irrigate his garden, and uses a 20-barrel pump to pump water from his plant. “The plants, and especially the leaves, really absorb water from the water, so it Flower Pots in Uganda