Desalination Water Treatment Project
Desalination Water Treatment Project
Water Quality In District Rajanpur
District Rajanpur situated in southern Punjab. The Rajanpur district comprises around 541 villages (mouza) and is situated among the major towns of Rahim Yar Khan, Kashmoor and Dera Ghazi Khan. The west side of district Rajanpur is located with areas of Balochistan (District Derra Bughti) and the whole area is plain and hilly both. These mountains are the part of a range of Koh Suleman. The sided area is called tribal area and in term of local people called Pachaadh. The population is predominantly rural with the largest town being on the bank side of Indus river, some populated areas situated on the main road that runs through the centre of the District.
The environment is generally dry for most of the year and no major industry is present in the locality. The main source of drinking water is groundwater, canal water and rainwater. The canal water or rainwater is collected in open mud made ponds locally called “Tobbas”. The 70% underground water is brackish and saline. The main reason for brackish water is hill torrents flood from Koh Suleman mountains range.
At least 0.7 million people in Rajanpur have no access to clean drinking water, according to a report by the Water Testing Lab.
A test, which was conducted two months ago, revealed that the city’s underground water is getting mixed with sewerage water because 70% of the water becomes contaminated.
Even floodwater gets mixed with this contaminated water, said Dr Imran Qamar, the in-charge of the lab. The city’s sole filtration plant has broken down making the lives of people more difficult.
“Our inefficient sewerage system is a big reason for the pollution of water,” the doctor claimed.
People from the area claim that there’s no water in the Dajal Canal and the water underground is undrinkable.
“The water we consume is from nearby ponds and it is contaminated as well. This water exposes us to several diseases,” a person complained.
“Water is a basic need. It is a matter of life and death,” one of the locals said.
In Pachad Town, there is a severe shortage and people have no other option than to drink water from contaminated ponds, they claimed.
As a result, locals have been diagnosed with different diseases such as muscle slackening, nausea, diarrhea, skin cancer, weak joints, dental fluorosis, and other abdominal diseases, according to health professionals. Locals have asked the authorities to install water schemes and filtration plants that will give them access to clean drinking water.
For the provision of clean and drinkable water two sources may be adopted.
- Water Supply Schemes
- Reverse Osmosis (RO) Filtration Plant
The water supply scheme is a vast project with its structure. In this project, water is transported through pipelines from the sweet zone to the brackish water zone. It takes a lot of technical expert team for execution and maintenance. A big-budget is required for this project. So it is not favourable with limited resources.
If we study the installation of Reverse Osmosis (RO) Filtration Plant is a conveniently feasible project with limited resources. The water obtained from this plant is safe for drinking. Its installation and maintenance are easy. So RO filtration Plant is recommended with its feasibility.
The best place for installation of the RO Filtration plant is the Mosque or Madrassa as to avoid the building expenditures, electricity connection charges and security concerns. For the operation and maintenance of the plant, a local committee will be constituted from the same area. The committee consists of one chairman, one finance secretary and two other active members. An affidavit bond will be signed with the committee that they will operate and maintain the Plant properly on regular basis. Otherwise, the plant will be shifted to other places on deviation from the bond. To maintain the water quality, the plant will be inspected on monthly basis.
There are different types of RO plants with their production of water. The RO plants convert the brackish water into sweet drinkable water by decreasing the salts with its treatment technology. For verification, the underground raw water and after treatment production water will be tested from Public Health Department Water Testing Laboratory.
Our Completed Project
Project 1: Water Filtration Plant at Basti Raqba Nabi Shah (District Rajanpur):
Underground water of the village (Basti Raqba Nabi Shah) is brine and not suitable for drinking purpose. Local people travel around 5-14 kms daily to get water for drinking. In this Ramadan, with the help of our donors, Al-Qalam has installed water filtration plant in the village. The filtration plant converts around 20,000 liters of brackish water into clean drinkable water daily. The plant costed around 1 million rupees that was kindly donated by our donors.
Masjid Allah Wali (district Rajanpur)
In this village, there was only one hand pump installed which was used by the community to meet their daily water demand. The power quality at the village does not let electric water pump to run. Al-Qalam, with the help of its donors, replaced the hand pump with the electric water pump which is powered by the solar, installed the water storage tank, built hozzi and installed water taps to improve the water availability for the community. This project cost around 225,000 rupees.
Chowk Allah Rakha, Pull dhundi (District Rajanpur)
Underground water of the village is brine and electric power quality is poor. Al-Qalam, with the help of their donors, drilled ground (for about 300 feet) to access the water. Trust has installed the electric pump (powered through solar), installed the water storage, built hozzi, and installed water taps to improve the water access for the community. The project costs around 250,000 rupees.
However, water quality is still categorized as brackish and not fit for drinking purpose. Al-Qalam is planning to install water filtration plant to make water fit for the drinking purpose. The estimate of water filtration plant is 800,000 rupees. We call our donors to donate in this noble purpose and earn sadqa jaria by donating money for the project.
Reverse Osmosis (RO) Plant for Chowk Allah Rakha, Pull dhundi (District Rajanpur)
Underground water of the village is brine and electric power quality is poor. Al-Qalam, with the help of their donors, drilled ground (for about 300 feet) to access the water. Trust has installed the electric pump (powered through solar), installed the water storage, built hozzi, and installed water taps to improve the water access for the community. The project costs around 250,000 rupees. However, water quality is still categorized as brackish and not fit for drinking purpose. Al-Qalam is planning to install water filtration plant to make water fit for the drinking purpose. The estimate of water filtration plant is 800,000 rupees. We call our donors to donate in this noble purpose and earn sadqa jaria by donating money for the project.
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