SUBJECT: Health Concerns in Small Remote Villages Due to Lack of Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation Facilities. Need:. 1.2 billion people in the developing world have no access to safe drinking water. OBJECTIVE:
Health Concerns in Small Remote Villages Due to Lack of Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation Facilities.
1.2 billion people in the developing world have no access to safe drinking water.
Provide one or more water taps in small remote villages where potable water is available for drinking, cooking, washing, and bathing, and provide essential sanitation facilities for the village.
3 billion people do not have access to sanitation facilities.
Result – 3 million children under age of 5 die each year from water related diseases.
Water Sources – Wells, Springs, Streams, Rain Water.
Water Supply - Available, Adequate, Treatable.
Quality of the Water – Potable, Nonpotable, High turbidity.
Analyze the Water For Contaminants.
Phase 1: Acute Health Problems (Short Term Effects).
Phase 2: Chronic Diseases (Long Term Effects).
Microorganisms – Diarrhea, dysentery, typhoid, cholera.
Evaluate health effects of other contaminants that exceed MCLs.
Chemical – Methemoglobinemia, Blue-baby syndrome, Nitrates >10 mg/l
Turbidity – Carrier of Bacteria, Viruses, and Cysts
Water For People
Water For People – Canada Projects
Rotary International U N Agencies Task Force
Safe Water Plus Project
Water Quality Association www.wqa.org
"Water Quality Products"magazine www.wqpmag.com
National Testing Laboratories, Ltd.www.ntllabs.com
The Mozambibique Initiative;Project of the United Methodist Churchwww.mozambique.org