A Reverse Osmosis system was installed at Southkhali High School For Girls to provide pure and safe drinking water to the students and staffs of the school for free.
The Southkhali High School for Girls in Shoronkhola is located in the Bagerhat district of Bangladesh, about 15 miles from the Bay of Bengal, adjacent to the Sundarbans World Heritage Mangrove Forest. It consists of eight classrooms and accommodates 148 students.
There is no electricity or running water in the building, but there are toilet facilities for the students and the school staff. Water is carried in buckets to service these toilets. Drinking water for the school students is gathered from the local ponds and processed with a chemical sedimentation process to remove particulate matters. Bacteria and pathogen remain in the drinking water, causing chronic waterborne diseases and malnutrition as health hazards. The water is carried in buckets up to the classroom floors and stored in plastic drums.
PSLF installed a water purification system with a water storage tank. The water purification system used in this scenario is of Reverse Osmosis Type. The implemented system draws water from underground and purifies it to safe drinking condition. This purified water is distributed among the students and staffs of the school free of cost. The surplus water is sold to the community in jerry cans. The money generated by selling the water is used for maintenance of the Reverse Osmosis system.
At present, 305 school children and 110 households are receiving safe drinking water from our water purification system at Southkhali.