In Bangladesh, and specifically in the region surrounding the village of Paturia, one must usually go down to a depth of 100 meters to obtain clean drinking water. This is the main reason why the Adivasi, the original inhabitants of Bangladesh, live here in great poverty. With the support of the Shanti-Schweiz aid organization, as well as the Bengali aid organization Dipshikha, the Clean Water Foundation made it possible to build solar operated pump stations to extract drinking water.
Building wells is a critical focus area among the activities funded by the Clean Water Foundation. Various technologies and construction methods are used depending on the location and sub-surfaces.
Clean Water in Bangladesh
- Clean drinking water for 1'200 people
- Solar-operated pump stations based on simple technology
- An extensive water supply system in schools for drinking water and improved hygiene conditions
So that the equipment is easy to maintain, planners kept the technology simple, omitted the use of batteries, and purchased solar panels, transformers, and pumps in Bangladesh. The Clean Water project was thus able to install a drinking water system in the village schools in Paturia, Rudraput, and Shapahar. Local tradesmen and workers completed all tasks in a short time, which ultimately gave 1'200 people, primarily students and teachers, access to clean drinking water and better hygiene conditions.