WASTE WATER / DRAIN TREATMENT
"We shall not finally defeat AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, or any of the other infectious diseases that plague the developing world until we have also won the battle for safe drinking water, sanitation and basic health care."
(Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary-General)
Water, Sanitation & Hygiene is one of the primary drivers of public health. It is imperative to ensure access to clean water and adequate sanitation facilities to all sections of society. FINISH promotes safe sanitation which ensures that the waste water is disposed off safely and do not pollute ground water. The importance of constructing technically correct toilets is very crucial and we strive hard to execute this at ground level. Our plan is to also enter into areas like Water Shed management, conservation of water and increasing access to safe drinking water.
- Ponampatti, TN initially planned for grey water. During survey it turned out to be a Black Water mixed with some 500 HHs having linked their toilets directly to the drain. Earlier the envisaged systm was a low cost low maintenance unit (comprising of grit chamber, grease trap etc) to which now we are now adding an ABR.
- In Dungarpur a treatment unit is being set up to manage a drain flowing into Gaib Sagar Lake.
Fostering Circular Economy through Waste Water Reuse
Under a project "Securing Water for Food" (SWFF) waste water is being recycled for irrigating exotic vegetables cultivation by our partner RDO Trust in the Nilgiris. Nilgiris grows lots of exotic vegetables and is a huge employment source for the local communities especially women. Cultivation of these items need water at regular intervals and is majorly dependent on monsoon. With an aim to sustain cultivation reuse of grey and black water after proper treatment is being piloted by Rural Development Organization (RDO). RDO has joined hands with international experts from WASTE, Netherlands. WASTE is an international NGO with more than 30 years of experience in waste management and sanitation. RDO will select 200 women farmers for participating in this project and enable round the year availability of water while solving waste water issue also.