WATER PROJECT / PLANT PURIFICATION SYSTEM

Even before the completion of the H.-P.-H.-Centre a discussion had started about how to initiate preventive health care. The most important point was now and in future to care for good drinking water. In the whole area of the monastery there were local pumps and water reservoirs for the drinking water which were filled up once a day with Indian drinking water. The dirty water went directly to the meadow or in open sewage channels or in the small river nearby. Sewage disposals were not existing. This means ground water und rivers are polluted und are a danger for the surrounding people, Indians and Tibetans as well. We decided to build a model plant purification system for the hospital area including doctor’s quarter, teacher’s quarter and guest house. The sewage disposal with plant purification with reed ponds is a technique well tried also in India.

This made it possible to get experience, local workers get the know-how and sceptic people could be convinced. Maintenance and servicing do not require a highly technical construction. The water can be cleared up to 96%. The servicing also is not a financial burden.

The plant purification system was built in 2005.