The Rotary Club of Thimphu with support from Disaster Aid Australia has installed SkyHydrant Water Filtration Units in 11 schools, an institution and two hospitals across the country. The filtration unit installed at the Bhutan Amateur Athletics Federation (BAAF) ground at Lungtenzampa, Thimphu was handed over to BAAF on April 24.
The SkyHydrant water filtration is a lightweight filtration unit that uses modern filtration technology developed by the SkyJuice Foundation, a nonprofit organisation in Australia. A single SkyHydrant Filter can filter up to 12,000 litres of water a day and the quality of the water is according to the WHO standards.
Each filtration unit costs USD 9,000.
A member with the Rotary Club of Thimphu said that while the initial cost of the filter and installation is high, the benefits reaped from each filtration unit is significant.There are plans to install the filtration unit in another three schools across the country.