Get Involved: Water Purification
After installing the first water system, Floyd and Kathy met with the Regional Water Authority to see how many bore holes and pumps were in the area. The villagers took them to all of the sites, plus many which weren’t on the register. A total of 52 pumps were located and repaired. A well technician was then hired to maintain everything. Safe water was made available to the villagers; Cholera and Typhoid were dramatically reduced, and people were well enough to work in their fields.
Shortly after, The Outreach Program was asked to get clean water to the village of Magugu in the Babati area; many people were dying of cholera and typhoid. It was pointed out to the villagers that the cost for clean water is less than the charcoal it would take to boil the water, less than the doctor bill to treat the sick children, and less than buying a small bottle of water. The villagers voted to have a water purification system installed, charge for the water, and to hire a manager to keep the system maintained.
Since these first three projects, The Outreach Program has been involved in many potable water projects including:
A deep well submersible pump and chlorination system were installed for the Gunda school, clean water was also made available for the Nkungi village.
A chlorination system was built for the village of Fukyosi, near Bagamoyo.
In partnership with 3M, a unique filtration system has been installed at the village of Gallapo, in Tanzania.
A chlorine dosing water purification system was installed in Igigunu.
A water catchment system was installed near Dar es Salaam, and submersible pumps and water lines have been installed in wells in many villages to provide a continuous supply of clean water.
Clean Water For Everyone
Giving clean water is a need and a blessing for everyone. If you are interested in helping in any way, please contact us.
- Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water-related disease (Number estimated from statistics in the 2006 United Nations Human Development Report).
- 884 million people lack access to safe water supplies; approximately one in eight people (UN Water. 2008. Tracking a Global Crisis: International year of Sanitation 2008).
- Almost two in every three people who need safe drinking water survive on less than $2 a day and one in three on less than $1 a day.