Nepal Project

The village of Barobot-Katunje is a village of approximately 2500 people (400 households) located in the Dhading District of Nepal, approximately 17 kilometers west of Kathmandu. Room-to-Read (a non-governmental organization) has been active in Barobot-Katunje and is in the process of building a new Lower Secondary School (Shree Mahakali Ki-san Lower Secondary School). Currently, the school and village do not have a dependable supply of clean water. The existing supply is an ephemeral spring located near the village.

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The Albuquerque Professionals chapter, in coordination with Room to Read and the Kathmandu Professionals chapter will travel to the village to complete the initial baseline health assessment. The existing water supply and other potential supplies will be evaluated for potential to serve the village and school as a consistent source. Water samples will be taken and tested in the field for gen-eral water quality and microbial impacts. Additional samples will be returned to Albuquerque and analyzed for other parameters, including metals. Topog-raphic data will be collected to assess the potential for conveyance systems. The primary objective of the project is to located and develop a reliable and safe drinking water sources that will service the new school and ultimately the village of Barabot-Katunje.

School Water Supply Update

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