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Water Treatment Systems

Updated: Jul 25, 2019

The shallow well water at Grace School, AshaNagar, and ViswasNagar is not safe for consumption. Samples taken in April 2008 from several wells showed high levels of arsenic and e. coli bacteria. After the September 2008 floods, when large areas of Nepal were covered with water, the problems worsened. At ViswasNagar, a 12-year-old child was hospitalized after vomiting blood. She was back home in a few days, but will not stay healthy without clean water.

In October 2008, we obtained five water treatment systems from an organization in Charleston, SC. Responding to the emergency needs caused by the floods, FedEx shipped the systems to Delhi, India at no charge to us. They will be installed at Grace School, ViswasNagar, Kichahi, and Khalladahe. Mark M and James N were able to install two machines at Grace School and ViswasNagar, with P from Kichahi watching intently, so that he can do the remaining units.

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