Water for Cambodia

We build and install biosand water filters, household units that produce clean drinking water directly from contaminated sources.

 

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Siem Reap, Cambodia & Bristol, RI – EIN 311630212 waterforcambodia.org

Since 2006 Water for Cambodia has been building and installing biosand water filters in rural villages of Cambodia. These filters are household units that produce clean water directly from contaminated sources. Polluted water is poured in the top, filtered through the sand and gravel layers and within minutes clean drinking water pours from the spout. Filtered water looks and tastes good, an advantage over well water where high iron content has an offensive taste and color. One filter can produce enough clean water for a family of 5-8 for many years.

According to a summary of laboratory and field studies for biosand filters conducted by the Center for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST.org) they remove the following from contaminated water:

up to 98.5% of bacteria
up to 99.9% of protozoa
up to 95% of turbidity
90-95% of iron
For more information on the technical aspects of the biosand filter visit www.cawst.org.

Wiki

Water supply in Cambodia

Water supply in Cambodia is characterized by a low level of access in rural areas compared to relatively high access to an improved water source in urban areas.[1] In 2015, 76% of the population had access to "improved" water, 100% in urban areas and 76% in rural areas. Still, in 2015, around 9 million did not have access to "improved" water.[2][3] Within the government, urban water supply policy is the responsibility of the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy. Service provision in urban areas is the responsibility of two water utilities in the largest cities, the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) and the Siem Reap Water Supply Authority (SRWSA), 11 Provincial Water Supply Authorities (known as PWWKs) as well as 147 smaller utilities. The Department of Rural Water Supply (DRWS) and Department of Rural Health Care (DRHC) of the Ministry of Rural Development are responsible for rural water supply for the smaller towns and villages with less than 1,000 households.[4]

The performance of the Provincial Water Supply Authorities, measured in terms of access, cost recovery through tariff revenues and non-revenue water, lags behind the performance of PPWSA which has improved its performance significantly in the late 1990s and early 2000s. In 2012 the government of Cambodia launched a plan to bring the performance of the provincial utilities to levels comparable to those achieved by PPWSA by 2015, including their financial autonomy.[5]

In 2012 the Asian Development Bank approved a grant to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy to support this process.[6] Many international NGOs provide support for drinking water supply in Cambodia through local NGOs, including Oxfam in Pursat Province[7] or Water for Cambodia that installs biosand filters in rural areas, runs the only water-testing laboratory outside the capital and promotes water literacy.[8]

References

  1. ^ "2012 Estimates for Cambodia". Joint Monitoring Programme for Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation of WHO and UNESCO. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  2. ^ "WASHwatch.org - Cambodia". washwatch.org. Retrieved 2017-04-12.
  3. ^ WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation
  4. ^ "Water resource". Council for the Development of Cambodia. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Cambodia set for national water turnaround". Global Water Intelligence. April 2014. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  6. ^ "Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project". Asian Development Bank. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  7. ^ "Cambodia: Water for people, land, and livestock". Oxfam. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  8. ^ "Clean Water, a Human Right not a Luxury". Water for Cambodia. Retrieved 22 April 2014.


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WATER FOR CAMBODIA A MIDDLETOWN ROTARY CHARITABLE TRUST

MIDDLETOWN, RI 02842-0258 | Tax-exempt since April 1999
  • EIN: 31-1630212
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Scholarships, Student Financial Aid Services, Awards (Educational Institutions and Related Activities)
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
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April 2019

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2019

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Fiscal year ending

April 2018

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2018

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Total Revenue

$186,406

Total Functional Expenses $128,324
Net income $58,082
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $137,523 73.8%
Program services $0
Investment income $792 0.4%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $48,091 25.8%
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $0
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $0
Other
Total Assets $345,417
Total Liabilities $0
Net Assets $345,417
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April 2017

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2017

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April 2016

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2016

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Total Revenue

$107,923

Total Functional Expenses $81,009
Net income $26,914
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $37,905 35.1%
Program services $0
Investment income $539 0.5%
Net fundraising $69,479 64.4%
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Other
Total Assets $249,671
Total Liabilities $0
Net Assets $249,671
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April 2015

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2015

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Total Revenue

$136,115

Total Functional Expenses $102,623
Net income $33,492
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $33,936 24.9%
Program services $0
Investment income $3,451 2.5%
Net fundraising $98,728 72.5%
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Other
Total Assets $222,757
Total Liabilities $0
Net Assets $222,757
Fiscal year ending

April 2014

Fiscal year ending April

2014

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Total Revenue

$163,388

Total Functional Expenses $89,681
Net income $73,707
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $94,572 57.9%
Program services $0
Investment income $4,866 3.0%
Net fundraising $63,950 39.1%
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
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Total Assets $190,153
Total Liabilities $0
Net Assets $190,153
Fiscal year ending

April 2013

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2013

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Total Revenue

$106,194

Total Functional Expenses $90,412
Net income $15,782
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $71,299 67.1%
Program services $0
Investment income $4,062 3.8%
Net fundraising $30,833 29.0%
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Other
Total Assets $160,927
Total Liabilities $44,481
Net Assets $116,446
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April 2012

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2012

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Total Revenue

$118,292

Total Functional Expenses $139,441
Net income -$21,149
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $86,926 73.5%
Program services $0
Investment income $1,483 1.3%
Net fundraising $29,883 25.3%
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
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Total Assets $100,664
Total Liabilities $0
Net Assets $100,664
Fiscal year ending

April 2011

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2011

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Last Updated: 2020-11-25 08:03