Photos of the Piped System Tap Stand in Golkhadi

People Served


Thanks To



February 2015

Solution Type

Piped System Tap Stand

Local Partner

Nepal Water for Health

Field Notes

Thanks to you, this community now has access to clean and safe drinking water. They've also been trained by our local partners on safe hygiene practices and basic maintenance of their water project. Each family using the new water source contributed toward their project's construction -- a small fee, but one that helps instill a sense of personal ownership for the project. Each family will continue to pay a small amount to use the water; the community will save this money for any necessary maintenance and repairs.

Note: We wanted to show you that this community is serious about keeping their project safe, clean and functioning for years to come. They built a fence on their own initiative, to prevent animals from contaminating the area and to show ownership of their new water source.

Note: You may be wondering why there are so many different stands for this community, and we’re happy to say that this gravity fed system was able to provide many stands with running water in this community. This decreases the distance women and children are required to walk in order to have access to clean safe drinking water.

Note: This water project was constructed in an extremely rural community in Nepal and the number of people being served by a single water point is much lower than you might expect. The World Health Organization’s standard is 250 beneficiaries maximum per project and based on where we work, the numbers can vary. The great news is, a lower population means there will be much less wear and tear on the project helping to keep it flowing for many years to come.

Note: You may have noticed that some of the timestamps on the photos are from a few months back. Our partners visit water projects (and snap photos) throughout the 18-21 months of construction. We thought you'd like to see as much of your project as possible, so we included all the photos we could!