Delivering Clean Water to Port Silanguin
Port Silanguin is primarily populated by fishing families that obtain the vast majority of their meals and income from fishing on their local coasts. The water is clear and shallow which assists them in this endeavour. See below for an image of a fishing boat used for this.
The current solution to water access is mostly large communal water towers that are filled slowly from osmosis from local reservoirs or dams. These tanks have basic taps on them and require people to walk to them whenever they require water. Considering that this water needs to be carried several times per day not just to drink, but to clean wet catches for the market or for eating, acquiring water is quite laborious, time consuming and tiresome - especially after a full day of fishing for the people of Port Silanguin.
The IMPHORAA water pumps are making this much more convenient by introducing clean water without relying on communal tanks that can only hold around three days’ worth of water for a village. These large structures are also very often damaged when the hurricane season hits the Philippines and take a lot of time to repair. The IMPHORAA system is more modular and is much easier to repair if damaged, which will restore clean water both quicker and cheaper than the current solutions.
This project is supported by Innovate UKs Energy Catalyst Programme (funding by the Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office through their Transforming Energy Access Programme) and UK aid and was awarded as a “subsidy” under the UK International Obligations for Subsidy Control and delivered under Grant 90935 from Innovate UK