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 1500 middle school students. Currently, water is pumped from a nearby reservoir (see map below) to a tower that distributes water throughout the campus. Unfortunately, the water is not treated and is unsafe to drink. As a result, the school spends approximately $100 per day on bottled water for the students. In September 2019, ESW and PWOB plan to return and install three, point-of-use drinking water treatment systems. These systems have been previously installed near Chiang Mai, Thailand and in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. 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".