In December 2018, the Seattle University chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) and Professionals Without Borders (PWOB) identified a need for safe drinking water treatment at the Naphopitthayakhom School in Napho, Thailand which serves approximately 1000 students in grades 7-12. Currently, water is pumped from a deep well to a tower that distributes water throughout the campus (see map below). Unfortunately, the water is undrinkable due to high levels of salt and E. Coli bacteria. As a result, the school spends approximately $100 per day on bottled water for the students. To make the water potable, we are currently seeking to raise $9000 for a reverse osmosis system and ultraviolet light disinfcection system. By purchasing locally-sourced materials, it is anticipated that the operation and maintenance cost of these systems will be less than $5 per day.
If you would like to support this project with a gift, please donate here and add a note "Thailand Water Project".