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Through FRANK water, the Plain Lazy water project will be providing life changing access to clean water for the villagers of Seethampet. It will improve the lives of those most in need by providing access to clean, safe drinking water through sustainable, community owned projects and will improve health, wellbeing and development.
HERE ARE THE DETAILS OF OUR PROJECT
Name of Village: Seethampet
Name of the Mandal (Parish): Jammikunta
Name of the District: Karimnagar
Through the money raised by the Plain Lazy online shoppers, a project will be allocated to the village of Seethampet in the Karimnagar district of Andhra Pradesh. The Plain Lazy water project will be a machine with a capacity to remove the fluoride as well as other chemical and biological contaminants providing much needed safe drinking water. It will be housed in a renovated building and planned to be completed by end of August if there are no delays.
Seethampet has a population of 2246 villagers comprising of approximately 605 households. Of these approximately 82 are considered to be below the poverty line.
18° 19’ 42.47” N
79° 33’32.25” E
CURRENT WATER SOURCES
Currently the only sources of communal drinking water in Seethampet are from one overhead tank, three open wells and four bore wells. The water quality is considered to be of average health
standard and the only form of treatment before use is chlorination. This is not an effective method in removing the chemical or biological contaminants and is a time consuming process requiring additional costs for boiling the water and purchasing the chlorine. Other water sources are available from Jammikunta 10km away and sold at a rate of 15 Rupees per 20 litres. Due to the expense and distance, few villagers use this commercial plant. The Plain Lazy project will provide villagers with safe, clean water at an affordable rate of 3 Rupees per 20 litres.
Currently the villagers are experiencing a range of water-borne diseases, with symptoms ranging from stomach pain through to diarrhoea. Joint and body pains have also been recorded, signifying potential fluorosis due to the
very high levels of fluoride in the water (over 2.5 times over the recommended amount).
ABOUT FRANK WATER
FRANK Water was founded by Katie Alcott in 2005 after she visited India and contracted dysentery from drinking contaminated water. Coming back to the UK, Katie realised that by taking advantage of a luxury product in bottled water, the profits could be used to fund sustainable clean water facilities for villages in need. Their aim is to make sure that the water is free from disease-causing pathogens and chemical contaminants.
For more information on FRANK Water head to their website www.frankwater.com