Bang Phai Nursery Water Project – Thailand

Bang Phai, Phichit, Thailand

Community Description
Bang Phai is a small village of 1,900 people, located in the southern part of Northern Thailand. It is about 5 hours north of Bangkok, Thailand.

The community has running water. However, it is the local river water that is piped into the water stations and then throughout the village for local use. The river is polluted and contains raw sewage. The water in the water stations contains leaves, dirt, and usually leeches, and is not sanitary for consumption.

Cracks and breaks in the pipe system result in contaminated water reaching homes and schools.

All drinking water either has to be boiled or bottled water has to be purchased, which can get expensive.

The Bang Phai Nursery School has undertaken this project to assist them in alleviating this intolerable and unsanitary condition and to reduce their water acquisition costs so that the savings can be used for food and improving the education system.

Project Description
The project will include the installation of a filter system and new water lines, making sanitary drinking water more accessible for the children.

The filter system will include 3 filters. The filters will be purchased in Phichit, the Ampur or Capital of the area, about 30 km away.

Most of the piping will be within the building. Approximately 30 feet of pipe will be needed to replace broken piping and connect to the pipes already supplying the building.

Most of the manual work will be donated by local workers and parents in the community.

Local people will be hired from the community or the adjacent community for the more technical parts of the project.

Project Impact
40 children and a staff of 4 people will benefit from this project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Sue Akins

The project will provide a continuous safe water supply, and result in the elimination of the need to purchase bottled water.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has now been fully funded through the generosity of The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust as a part of their Clean Water Projects initiative, with the help of friends and family of Peace Corps Volunteer Sue Akins.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Sue of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Sue and/or those of other PCVs in her country of service.

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.