Free Mineral Water in Government School

Free Mineral Water in Government School

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Risk of water consumption at Gokuldham and surrounding areas

The water in the surrounding villages of Gokuldham Nar contains salt levels that are dangerous for human consumption. The measure of concentration of dissolved solids in water is called Total Dissolved Solids (“TDS”). These dissolved solids can have organic and inorganic matters, the main dissolved solids being magnesium, sodium and potassium and the anions carbonate, bicarbonate, chloride, sulphate, and nitrate particularly from agricultural use. The surrounding villages of Gokuldham have a TDS of 1,900 which is harmful to humans. Although; not all TDS are harmful to humans. A healthy amount of TDS actually makes water more palatable. At the Gokuldham water treatment facility, the TDS is 160 milligrams per litre which provides a balance between palatability and safety.

About the water treatment facility
9 individuals are responsible for the daily maintenance of the equipment, delivery of the water to the surrounding villages, and overall operations of the water treatment plant. Since its inception in 2008, with a capacity of 2,000 litres of water per hour, the Campus has been able to provide over 1.5 million litres of water to 7 villages, 22 government schools and over 7,000 students. Water is provided to schools and students free of cost and to surrounding villages at a very low cost.
The water treatment process at Gokuldham

The water treatment facility uses an industry recognized method of filtering and purifying water called reverse osmosis after being purified by four filters. Additional measures taken at Gokuldham include passing the water through a carbon filter and an ultraviolet (“UV”) light which eliminates any final micro organisms that may exist in the water after reverse osmosis. The water is then pumped to a storage tank and ready for distribution and consumption.

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