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Disaster Aid Response team members Andrew Gunn and Phil Gribble recently travelled to Nepal with 2 SkyHydrants, and supervised the first installation at the  Janek School in Bhakundebesi.

The Janek school caters for 800 students from pre school to year 12.

Water supply is a ground well some 50 meters over a road from the school. 

During the 2015 earthquake the school building was damaged but continues to be used.

The students were drinking the well water and the canteen was preparing food with the same water which is contaminated with pathogens'.

The school currently runs at 5 to 10 per cent absenteeism due to the well water causing sickness.

A team of about 6 locals including school staff and a local plumber worked with Andrew and Phil on the installation of the header tank and filter.

In spite of various problems in getting suitable plumbing fittings, and being able to secure the skyhydrant in place the majority of the  installation was completed in a day. 

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The canteen and drink taps now have safe and clean water.

It was suggested the students also take home filtered water if this will help their families.

Andrew and Phil felt that it had been wonderful to be involved this project and witness the profound happiness of the teachers and parents who saw this task completed.

 

 

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