Assist India – Building Ideal Communities


Water Conservation


Water Conservation, Usage and Management

Immediate measures like bringing trucks of water or drilling bore wells without teaching people how to use them properly are only short-term solutions. Creating awareness on the importance of safe drinking water, and the conservation, usage and maintenance of all water sources is essential to guarantee long-lasting improvements. To achieve success the whole community must participate in the provision of water right from the beginning. 

ASSIST works alongside villagers to help them to analyse their communities needs and to plan the renovation and construction of new water sources. Village Development Societies and special committees take responsibility for the implementation and proper maintenance of the various water sources. Finally, we teach two or three adolescents per community to work as mechanics and caretakers of the water sources. 

Over the past 35 years has overseen the installation of 276 water treatment plants, each of them installed and maintained by the rural community.