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Taufahau HS

Jan 2009 - present

Ha'apai and Tongatapu, Tonga

Summary

Safe water is a basic requirement and right of all people yet sadly for many people it is not always available. In many places on the low lying islands of Ha’apai in Tonga for example, sea water encroachment during storm incidence leads to raw effluent entering the ground water lens contaminating ground water and resulting in outbreaks of Typhoid and other water borne diseases.

In response to this, EcoCARE has partnered with Rotary to bring water filtration systems to schools and hospitals across Tonga, particularly in the Ha'apai group of islands where encroachment is an issue. To date, one hospital and three high schools have had systems installed and now enjoy clean, safe drinking water.

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