Safe Drinking Water Project
The safe drinking water project of Vallioor Multipurpose Social Service Society– VMSSS is the outcome of its efforts to meet the basic needs of the people it serves in its area of service.
Based on the feedback from the animators a needs assessment was conducted to find the causes for ill health conditions among its populace it serves in 2017 and it was discovered that it was ground water that its people consume as the cause for many ailments in Vallioor, Nanguneri and Radhapuram blocks.
As a result water samples were lifted from ten locations (10) from these areas and were tested in an internationally accredited laboratory in Chennai. A project proposal was prepared based on that to provide safe drinking water to the selected villages (pilot project) by establishing Reverse Osmosis water treatment – RO plants.
An appeal for funds was made locally and overseas in 2018 and after a year a Netherland based donor agency Stichting Childtuition came forward to extend support in early 2020 but due to Covid-19 it could not take place. When lockdown restrictions were relaxed in early 2021 funds were released to implement the project. Five places, i.e., Anaikarai, Kadakulam, Pettaikulam, Sivanthiapurum and Chokkankudiyiruppu from among the list were shortlisted after visits.
The First RO Plant was set up and inaugurated in the Prakasamadha Church campus on the 10th April 2021 to benefit the general public, the school children and the visitors to the church. This was attended by the village people priests and the Emissary of the Bishop of Tuticorin.
The second RO plant was inaugurated on 28th of April in the Rajakanni Madha Church campus at kadakulam. The general public of Kadakulam, priests of the catholic and CSI churches graced the occasion and inaugurated the plant.
Setting up of RO plants in other three places have been put on hold due to the spread of second wave of Covid-19. Once normalcy returns the plants will be set up one by one.