Clean Drinking Water: Our Plan for Intervention in Sirohi
Water contamination due to fluoride is common, particularly in rural and remote areas.
Hence, it is proposed to demonstrate a decentralised water purification unit for fluoride removal in a राजकीय प्राथमिक विद्यालय खड़ात (Government Primary School of ‘Kharaat’ village) in Sirohi District without using electricity.
The site has been selected in consultation with District Collector Sirohi and PHED.
Membrane assisted sorption process (not RO).
operating without using electricity (Ideal for remote areas)
Purified water free from fluoride contamination as well as secondary contaminants like bacteria, virus, turbidity, suspended solids, color, odor.
Water harvesting and point recharge structure will be made near bore-well for recharging.
Novel Features (Contd.)
Local participation of teachers and students through education in operation and maintenance.
This will help in O&M by local people at lowest appropriate level as well as adequate capacity building. (Jan Andolan)
Primary school students will be introduced to practical aspects of education in this unit (rare in primary school).
This will act as an introduction to skill development at primary level as well as novel integrated approach to decentralised community managed system and sustainable water management. (Jal Shakti Abhiyaan)
It is planned to develop prototype online water quality sensor for real time monitoring.
31 December 2019: Finalisation of design & development, logistics, initial training and capacity building for primary school teachers and students.
31 March 2020: Completion of installation, testing and commissioning of decentralised water purification trial unit (up to 50 LPD capacity) for fluoride removal with local participation (Phase 1).
31 March 2021: Completion of installation, testing and commissioning of decentralised water purification demonstration unit (up to 400 LPD capacity) for fluoride removal (Phase 2), a sustainable system managed by school teachers and students.