Safe Water

Give safe water

In many places, drinking a sip of water can be extremely hazardous – even deadly. Sadly, many people in developing countries have no other choice but to get their water from contaminated streams or ponds contamination that causes countless children to die needlessly from diarrhea and typhoid. To help tackle the water crisis, Operation Blessing has a multifold approach that includes deep water wells, community water systems, chlorination projects, water filters and catchment systems to provide solutions for families and communities whose water sources are unsafe and polluted or who have limited access to a safe water source.

FROM THE FIELD

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How do you determine the best water solution?

OBI works with communities to determine the best solution based on their needs and available resources. That could mean a water well, rain catchment or cisterns, and even chlorination systems complete with pipes bringing safe water into every home in a village.

How are you making an impact?

Through Operation Blessing’s safe water program, families, villages and communities are given access to clean drinking water water, which helps reduce waterborne illnesses and improve their quality of life. Additionally, special water filters and treatment projects effectively disinfect water supplies.

What about hygiene and sanitation concerns?

With each project, OBI teaches proper hygiene and sanitation to communities according to standards recognized by the United Nations and World Health Organization. In places like Peru, OBI also conducts health education and hygiene training programs in schools.

SAFE WATER SOLUTIONS

From community-wide efforts to individual water carriers, Operation Blessing is providing safe water solutions to nations all around the globe by:

  • Building water wells

    Building deep, solar-powered water wells in places like Kenya, where the sun is abundant and droughts frequent. In many communities, young girls sacrificed their education to walk several times a day to water. These wells not only shorten the distance to safe water but also free up their time so they may attend school.

  • H2OB Oasis

    Working with Aqua Research, OBI has developing a low cost, ultrafilter-based, water treatment system that can be used in low income households and disaster relief settings to remove all classes of microorganisms, including viruses, bacteria and protozoa.

  • MSR SE-200 Community Chlorine Maker

    In cooperation with PATH and Mountain Safety Research (MSR), Operation Blessing helped field test the SE-200, which runs off a 12-volt battery or wall plug and in six minutes produces enough chlorine to disinfect 50 gallons of water. This device is ideal for small communities, schools, churches and orphanages.

  • Kohler Clarity Filtration System

    Distributing the inexpensive and effective Clarity filtration system. Untreated water is poured into the upper reservoir where it slowly gravity feeds through a ceramic filter that removes all pathogens and turbidity. Over 300 units are in place in a Honduran village where OB is conducting an anti-Zika mosquito eradication program.

  • H2gO Purifier

    Utilizing the H2gO Purifier, a handheld purification tool that is low cost, easy to use and able to generate chlorine disinfectant within minutes, during disasters like Hurricane Matthew and in remote regions to provide safe drinking water to families and entire villages.

  • Desalinating saltwater

    Partnering with Parker Hannifin, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of water processing equipment, to field test and develop filtration systems for use in global community development.

  • Installing hand pump wells

    Installing conventional hand pump water wells across India, Nigeria and other countries where millions are without access to sources of safe water.

  • Disinfecting hospitals

    Manufacturing chlorine for disinfection in Africa, Haiti and Latin America. One unit currently services the largest hospital in Juba, South Sudan, a system in Haiti processes over 1 million gallons a week and another helped in the fight against Ebola in Liberia.

  • Reservoir tanks

    Constructing concrete catchment systemsor reservoir tanksfor rural communities in Latin America.

Safe Water Projects

Join Operation Blessing and help provide reliable, clean, safe water solutions to those in need. Find out how you can get involved and bring hope to the hurting today!

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