Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh

by Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS)
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Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Door to door safe water supply
Door to door safe water supply

The project area is located at Banishanta union of Dacope Sub district in Khulna district adjacent to the Sundarbans mangrove forest. Water is a fundamental resource for life and livelihood. But safe water is scarce in the coastal area of Bangladesh. The coastal people have to depend on rain water. In the summer season there is no rain and they are bound to drink nearby ponds and canals water. As a result, most of the people suffer from various kinds of water contaminated diseases.

Initiative:Greenery all around but there is no source of pure drinking water. Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS)has been trying to provide safe drinking water.  We have selected 3 ponds and re-excavated.  By using the local technology we have established Solar Pond Sand and filter (PSF) system for water purification. The quality of water doesn't fulfill the drinking standard. So BEDS has installed 2 Reverse Osmosis water purification systems with Water ATM in Paschim Dhangmari and Uttor Banishanta village. 7 water wells have also been installed. Now BEDS has been providing door to door safe drinking water with minimum charge in Banishanta and Laudove union and we are planning to install 8 more water wells in different coastal villages.

Impact: Most of the coastal people used pond water for drinking and cooking purposes and they could not think about the reverse osmosis purified water. But the situation became change after installing the Reverse Osmosis System, more than 9000 coastal villagers are now getting safe drinking water at a cheap rate which is only 0.5 TK per liter. The rate of water contaminated diseases is going to disappear. This little charge is taken for the maintenance cost of water production so that this activity will sustain in the long run process.

Feedbacks from the beneficiaries: Mr. Pramanik who lives in the Sundarban Coastal area expressed his feelings about the reverse osmosis water. Very recent the cyclone - ”Yaas”  hit over the coastal area and most of the area flooded by saline water. Our water sources have gone under water so we are facing drinking water crisis. At this time BEDS Reverse Osmosis system is the only source of pure drinking water for us. BEDS not only provide pure drinking water at door to door but also save our lives. We are grateful to BEDS for such a tremendous initiative in this coastal area.  

We would like to thank all our donors for their amazing and continuous support for the coastal deprived people. We are requesting all our donors to start monthly recurring donation by clicking the following link;

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/support-drinking-water-to-the-poor-coastal-people?show= recurring

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Safe drinking water is now available
Safe drinking water is now available

The drinking water crisis in the coastal areas of the Sundarbans is chronic. Because of the high salinity in this region, safe water is not usually available by installing tube wells. So the people of this region have been using pond water for drinking water for a long time. But as unplanned shrimp farming began in the region in the 60's, the salinity level increased and drinking water ponds came under shrimp farming, which intensified the drinking water crisis. Currently, the shortage of safe water has been exacerbated by climate change disasters, especially tidal surges, rising tidal waters, droughts, droughts, increasing salinity and declining upstream freshwater flows which is increasing day by day. Now people in coastal areas are totally dependent on pond water and rain water for drinking water.

Initiative:To remove the sufferings of pure drinking water of the Coastal region, Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS) has re-excavated three ponds and by using local technology pond sand and filter (PSF) system has been installed to collect rain water. Reverse Osmosis Water Purification System has been set up to enhance the quality of water. The local people are engaged in the water producing and distributing activities and they have established a community-based sustainable water business model for its long-term sustainability and a proper management system. Safe water is being supplied to remote areas by vehicles.

Impact: Most of the time the people of the locality got used to pond water for drinking and cooking purpose. They often suffered from various kinds of water contaminated diseases like diarrhoea, cholera, Jaundice, dysentery etc. Pure drinking water was a cherished desire to them. After installing the Reverse Osmosis System, more than 9000 coastal villagers are getting safe drinking water at a cheap rate which is only 0.5 TK per liter. This little charge is taken for the maintenance cost of water production so that this activity will sustain in the long run process.

Feedbacks from the beneficiaries:A housewife expressed her feelings about RO water. “We are very happy for supplying this RO water. This water is well enough for health and price is very low. We can easily afford to buy this water.”

We would like to thank all our donors for their amazing and continuous support for the coastal deprived people. We are requesting all our donors to start monthly recurring donation by clicking the following link;

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/support-drinking-water-to-the-poor-coastal-people?show=recurring

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Coastal people are getting safe drinking water
Coastal people are getting safe drinking water

Greenery is all around of the coastal area of Bangladesh but there is lack of pure drinking water. Safe water is a fundamental resource for life and livelihood. Here water is available everywhere in the Sundarbans coastal region but the water is saline; it is not fit for drinking purposes. The coastal people have to depend on rain water. They store water in plastic tank in the monsoon which is very insufficient for them. Besides, various kinds of germs grow in the water of this tank and it becomes unfit for drinking.

Initiative: Getting rid of the drinking water problems of the coastal region, BEDS has established 4000 liter/hour Reverse Osmosis water purification system with Water ATM in Uttor Banishanta village and 500 liter/hour Reverse Osmosis Water Purification systems with Water ATM in Paschim Dhangmari by using the existing facilities (Solar Pond Sand and Filter system). As a result 3000 families (9000 people approx) are now getting access to pure drinking water. Safe water is being supplied to remote areas by vehicles. We have also installed 16 water wells in the Sundarbans coastal region.

Impact:The people of coastal region are live from hand to mouth and they are not capable of buying mineral water as its price is too high. But now the scenario has changed, people are getting door to door fresh water service as well as using water ATM card at a very low price. By using RO water, the coastal people are free from all kinds of water contaminated diseases. A community-based sustainable water business model has been introduced for its sustainability and long-term management.     

Feedbacks from the beneficiaries:A woman who lives in Paschim Dhangmari village expressed her feelings about RO water – “Before we used pond water for cooking and drinking purposes and we had to suffer from various kinds of water contaminated diseases. As a result we spent a lot of money for treatment. The sufferings of my children knew no bounds. After using the RO water from BEDS, we are free from all kinds of water contaminated diseases and leading a smooth life. I would like to express the gratefulness for BEDS and water service staffs.”

We would like to thank all our donors for their amazing and continuous support for the coastal deprived people. We are requesting all our donors to start monthly recurring donation by clicking the following link;

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/support-drinking-water-to-the-poor-coastal-people?show=recurring

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Water for all
Water for all

Water is a fundamental resource for life and livelihood. The south-western coastal region of Bangladesh often experiences to natural disasters (e.g. water logging, cyclones, tidal surges, floods, river erosion etc.) which are responsible for the decimation of drinking water sources. Here water is available everywhere in the Sundarbans coastal region but the water is saline; it cannot be used as drinking purposes. The coastal people have to depend on rain water. They store water in plastic tank in the monsoon which is very insufficient for them. Besides, various kinds of germs grow in the water of this tank and it becomes unfit for drinking.

Initiative:Realizing the situation and according to the request of the deprived communities, BEDS has established 4000 liter/hour Reverse Osmosis water purification system with Water ATM in Uttor Banishanta village and 500 liter/hour Reverse Osmosis Water Purification systems with Water ATM in Paschim Dhangmari by using the existing facilities (Solar Pond Sand and Filter system). As a result 3000 families (9000 people approx) are now getting access to pure drinking water. Safe water is being supplied to remote areas by vehicles. We have also installed 16 water wells in the Sundarbans coastal region.

Impact:The women of coastal region had to fight for collecting water and most of the time of the day got spent behind this activity. But now the scenarios of collecting water become changed. People are getting door to door fresh water service as well as using water ATM card. The local people are using RO water and they are free from all kinds of water contaminated diseases. A community-based sustainable water business model has been introduced for its sustainability and long-term management.   

Feedbacks from the beneficiaries:A man who is engaged with water production by running RO system expressed his feelings – “I have knowledge of running the RO system. I also take care of the total RO system as well as water production. If there any technical problem arises with the RO system, I can solve the problem. BEDS has engaged me and I earn my livelihood by the water service business.”

We would like to thank all our donors for their amazing and continuous support for the coastal deprived people. We are requesting all our donors to start monthly recurring donation by clicking the following link;

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/support-drinking-water-to-the-poor-coastal-people?show=recurring

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Drinking water distribution
Drinking water distribution

Bangladesh is a low-lying country. Here water is everywhere. But pure drinking crisis is a common phenomenon in the coastal region of Bangladesh. During the monsoon rain water is used for drinking and people store water for the dry season. But this is not sufficient for them. In the dry season water level goes down and most of the ponds get dry. As a result people suffer a lot for drinking water and by using pond’s water, they suffer from various kinds of water contaminated diseases.

Initiative:Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS) has been working since 2015 to alleviate the drinking water crisis in the coastal areas. In the meantime, the pond has been re-excavated and by using local technology pond sand and filter (PSF) system has been installed to collect rain water. Reverse Osmosis Water Purification System has been set up to enhance the quality of water. A community-based sustainable water business model has been introduced for its sustainable and long-term management. During this covid-19 pandemic situation people have to stay home and in this circumstances BEDS is supplying safe water to remote areas by vehicles. 

Impact: Most of the people of the locality used pond water for drinking and cooking purpose. Women spend most of their time by collecting water far from their residence. By using this water, they often suffered from various kinds of water contaminated diseases like diarrhoea, cholera, Jaundice, dysentery etc. Pure drinking water was a cherished desire to them. After installing the Reverse Osmosis System, more than 9000 coastal villagers are getting safe drinking water at a cheap rate which is only 0.5 TK per liter. This little charge is taken for the maintenance cost of water production so that this activity will sustain in the long run process.

Feedbacks from the beneficiaries:A man who is engaged with water distribution service expressed his feelings – “Before I moved to and fro, I didn’t have any work. I have adequate knowledge of operating machines. After establishing the RO water purification system BEDS has engaged me to operate the RO system. Now I earn my livelihood by the water service business.”

We would like to thank all our donors for their amazing and continuous support for the coastal deprived people. We are requesting all our donors to start monthly recurring donation by clicking the following link;

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/support-drinking-water-to-the-poor-coastal-people?show=recurring

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Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS)

Location: Khulna - Bangladesh
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Md. Maksudur Rahman
Khulna, Khulna Bangladesh
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