National Land Rights Forum Request Filter
When planning for the Creating Cultures of Peace Training in Nepal, the National Land Rights Forum (NLRF) leadership raised the issue of safe drinking water. They are newly developing their Learning Center in Thimura and didn’t have a supply of clean drinking water yet. NLRF asked FPT-AWP if they could use the water budget to install a drinking water filter rather than to pay for purchasing or boiling drinking water for whole group for three weeks. Subhash forwarded the request to Nadine, and with John they discerned that purchasing a water filter system was the best approach.
Early November, Kalpana from CSRC, Saraswati from NLRF and Subhash discussed which filter type to install. Then, we travelled to Thimura on 18-19 November 2018 for on-site training preparations. During that visit, we arranged to install the filter outside the training Hall (see the picture).
We choose a Kent Company filter, one of the most trusted filter systems available in the country and available for $270 USD to purchase and install the filter. It is user-friendly and automatically indicates when to change the filter. It uses Reverse osmosis (RO), UV (Ultra Violet) rays, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) and UF (Ultrafiltration) system to purify the water. It processes ten liters of water in an hour. The filter supplier provides maintenance as needed in the future.