Speeches were held and applause given at a ceremony honoring the finished Shengping pilot project on August 13, attended by company representatives, local authorities, and the villagers. The air was filled with optimism; the programme has been a learning experience for all parties and given us all a sense of true partnership.
Previously, Shengping’s water treatment plant was not operated according to its original design, allowing water to run through it untreated. Plant renovation work and training the plant personnel were part of our project efforts, which also included deepening the village well and laying of water supply piping – aiming at improving Shengping’s water supply network long-term.
The renovated supply network will not only allow access to clean water to over 2,000 people, it will also make everyday life easier. People will no longer need to work the water pump or carry water home. Cause for celebrations, wouldn’t you agree!