Pakistan is on its way to become a water deficient country as it already stands at 30th position among the most water-deficient countries of the world. Safe drinking water is one of Pakistan’s most immediate and crucial problems that demands earliest actions to be taken for its resolution.
Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan is practically active to ensure the provision of clean drinking water by installing hand-pumps in arid lands, drilling water-wells in remote water-scarce areas, installing water-filtration plants in cities, and supplying water to homes in villages through its water schemes. Alkhidmat Clean Water Program takes every possible measure according to the needs of the water-scarce regions to implement its mission.
Water Filtration Plants
Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan ensures provision of pure, safe, and healthy drinking water through its water filtration plants. In collaboration with Government of Japan, Alkhidmat Clean Water Program has installed 14 mega water filtration plants across Pakistan: 7 in Sindh and 7 in Punjab. These plants use “Ultra Filtration” and “Reverse Osmosis Processes” to provide clean drinking water to masses across the country.
In remote areas of Pakistan, most of the people mainly rely on open water which is contaminated and unhygienic. This practice results in the spread of disease such as cholera, typhoid and dysentery. In flat fertile areas hand pumps are ideal source to get clean drinking water for households. Moreover, suction hand pumps are cheap, easy to install and maintain.
Water wells play a key role to provide clean drinking water at mass level in the areas which face severe shortage of water. These wells are dug up by professionals and only require time-to-time maintenance.
Gravity Flow Scheme
The distribution of water has always been troublesome in hilly and remote areas: water is stored in a reservoir and disseminated to the public through a network of pipelines. These water supply schemes involve the development of new water resources to meet the increasing demand of the targeted areas and supply of clean drinking water to the people at their homes.