BINDU WATER TREATMENT PLANT: STEPPING UP IN TIMES OF CRISIS
June 23, 2022
For residents of Gaibandha’s Gazaria and Kanchapara unions, the Bindu water treatment Plant , installed by the Strengthening Women's Ability for Productive New Opportunities (SWAPNO) project of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with support from the Swedish government is the only safe drinking water source for thousands of families, stranded by the recent flash floods in the North.
The flash flood has marooned over 1800 houses and destroyed 450 tubewells resulting in a severe scarcity of safe drinking water. The river basin areas of Sundarganj, Sadar, Fulchari, and Saghata Upazilas are inundated as the Brahmaputra River level rose.
To minimize the crisis, the Women Cooperative formed by SWAPNO, initiated a supply of safe drinking water from its Bindu Water Treatment Plant to the surrounding communities affected by the flood.