Home Contact Newsletters
The Problem The Solution Donate

The Problem - Previous Page page 2 Next Page

     To avoid bacterial contamination in surface water, many NGO's and government agencies implemented shallow tube wells starting in the 1970's. Little did these organizations know that the groundwater was contaminated with arsenic, one of the oldest and most deadly poisons known to man.

In the picture you can see the local method of making a shallow tube well. A lead pipe is pounded into the ground to a depth of over 100 feet using a bamboo hammer. This particular well in Parasi went to a depth of 195 feet and took 2 days.

Aerial view of Mt. Everest by Kerem Barut / Download Wallpaper