Bhavanapuram, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaDabbaguddi, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaMurtijapur, Maharashtra, IndiaAgamothkur, Telangana State, India
Maharashtra State, India
"The problem in regards to water today in much of the developing world is not so much access to water, but access to clean water."
Clean water is essential to life. Clean water is necessary for good health that in turn contributes to one’s wellbeing and ability to learn, work and succeed in life. Many people, especially children are susceptible to water borne illnesses which shorten their lives and directly affect the quality of life. Compassionate Hands International has responded to this need by Launching "Water India." CHI's goal is to identify villages in need and then address this need by drilling public wells or accessing already existing unfiltered government wells, and then placing public secure water filtration units to provide clean drinking water to each family in the village.
We now have operational or very near operational 5 Villages being served in the places listed above.
For example, one of those wells and filtration sytems has been placed in the village of Agamothkur in the state of Telangana. This village’s water table has the 2nd largest fluoride levels in the state. This renders it not safe for drinking. The village does not have a proper drinking water supply and the people are forced to manually bring drinking water from sources 5 miles away. The village is populated by a majority of people who are at or below the line of poverty. Demographically, in Agamothkur Village, the 2714 residents mainly pursue agricultural jobs or other labor-intensive jobs. There are 741 seperate households. The Village literacy rate is 51.5% and the Female Literacy rate is 21.4%. The Working Population is 51.3 %. The plant is capable of operating at a flow rate of 0.5 m3/hr. i.e. 500 liters per hour from permeate. Piping has been installed to a tank with water taps to allow easy access for community. The water is accessible to everyone in community.