WASTEWATER TREATMENT IN RURAL
Region: South América
Total Budget: $30,000
Area of Focus: Water and sanitation; environment; health
Digesters are underground sanitary appliances, work by fermentation of microorganisms transforms the organic matter in fecal minerals.
Farmers and their families benefit from this project, reside in rural areas where there is no drinking water but use the water wells "rednecks" and use the famous fossa "black" that contaminates the soil and groundwater contained in the water table and obviously the wells. Thus, there is the imminent possibility of these people, for disease arising from infection transmitted through urine, faeces and water as hepatitis, cholera, salmonellosis and other. We think that with the use of this device will improve rural sanitation, develop organic agriculture and the possibility of better profits by selling their products.
These families survive planting and selling vegetables, fruits. We think that improving the living conditions of the whole family will benefit, allowing development work and obtaining better quality agricultural products, thus increasing the family income.
We know that one of the goals of the RI regard to the environment, to water and sanitation resources, so we set up this Global Grant Project, knowing that we are contributing to improving the health and natural resources. Still, farmers work getting more profit and maintaining their families in the countryside, and we are saving the water from the water table and its probable contamination, minimizing spending on chemical fertilizers and eliminating the open sewage that pollutes the environment and places people's health at risk.
With the acquisition of equipment, farmers will enter the workforce, installing the equipment. There will be supervision of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Sustainability, Lins City Hall that will provide technical support, monitoring and supervision work.
The total budget is Y$30.000,00
Primary Host Partner
Rotary Club of Lins
Primary Contact: Hemerson F. Calgaro