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Installation of surface water plant, Ghana

Requested by

Rescue Aid Foundation

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

Introduction and Project Rational
Ghana is recognized as a model of democracy, characterized by political stability, and respect for the rule of law and fundamental human rights, the nation enjoys peace and political harmony which are essential for socio-economic progress and cultural advancement.

Although improving, Ghana is still one of the slowly emerging countries in the world, where life expectancy is just 64.22 years. Only 46% of the rural population has access to safe water and just 13% have access to adequate sanitation.

There are about 1.4 million Ghanaians living along the DENSU RIVER in the Greater Accra region of Ghana without good and clean drinking water and proper sanitation. This project seeks to help curb the massive increase of water borne diseases in these area due to the lack of portable drinking water. Indeed, the Ghana Health Service’s recent statistics shows a clear increase of diarrhea, hepatitis A, typhoid, cholera, guinea worm and etc… among the dwellers along the DENSU RIVER.

We believe that, by the installation of this surface water plant, we will be reducing drastically the high increase of water borne diseases. The cause of this diseases is very obvious to us after our extensive research in the area. The entire population is bless with one of Ghana’s famous river call the DENSU and they drink the raw river water. This simply means that, they share the river water with animals and also from the pollution.

What is your project and how will it help?

The Treatment System is essentially a miniature water treatment plant. Like many municipal treatment facilities in developed countries, this unit relies on filtration and chemical disinfection for production of safe drinking water. Filtration physically removes particulate and bacteriological contaminants, while chemical disinfection neutralizes any remaining pathogens and ensures the treated water is safe to drink. This method is very effective, and, when operated properly, the LWTS™ will provide a community with safe drinking water for many years.

This system has been specifically designed to be used in a difficult environment. It is ruggedly built, simple to operate, and easily maintained. The back-washable filters eliminate the need for costly and difficult filter replacement. The necessary chemicals used to filter and disinfect are common and reasonable. When operating on solar power, the operating cost drops to less than $.75 per 1000 gallons.

The Treatment System treats 10 gallons (38 liters) of water per minute from raw water sources such as rivers, lakes, springs, ponds, or wells providing the daily water needs (3-4 gallons per person)* of between 150-200 people each hour the system operates.

Our projects vary significantly in cost. A project cost is determined based on the specific needs in the community where we are working. There may be a need for multiple treatment systems to produce the volume of water required for a large community; there may be a need for solar panels if there is no other power source available, etc. A very simple project may cost $45,000 while a very complicated project could cost $125,000.

Operating cost estimate is $0.73 per 1,000gallons (with electricity available)
Operating cost estimate is $2.56 per 1,000gallons (with generator power)
Operating cost estimate is $0.16 per 1,000gallons (with solar power)

Water is process through alum addition, filtration, and chlorine addition. This can also be seen in the attached process flow diagram.

This project will take at least 60 days. It could extend or reduce but that will be determined by the availability of materials needed.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

- We need churches, organization,s corporate bodies, institutions and philanthropist to partner with us in terms of funding the installation of this surface water technology.

- You can either partner with us in Kind or in Cash.

- You can partner with us by recommending our project to interested investors too.

- You can partner with us by recommending our project to philanthropist you know.

NB: We will in – return add your brand or name as our major sponsor on all our media platforms and etc…

Please detail the resources that you need.

Our estimation for this project per every installation is GH¢ 87,750 to GH¢ 243,750 cedis or $45,000 to $125,000 (using $1 = GH¢1.95 rate). RAF will be always able to co-fund this project with 15% of the total budget. This can rise depending on the funds we have available from time to time.

We will be purchasing the tools and plant items from our partners in the United States of America, South Carolina for the project. The work force and expertise on the project will be a combined one. 85% of the work force will be from our foundation whilst 15% will be from the Africa branch of our partners in Kenya.

69% of the total budget goes to purchase the tools and items needed for the building of the plant.

21% of the total budget goes to pay the stipends for our work force.

10% of the total budget goes as a reserved funds for maintenance of the project for the first 1 year.

Further information

Contact details

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Partnership types

Project funding

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Ghana

Global issues

Agriculture, aquaculture and forestry; Water and related ecosystems


  • Contact details exchanged
    07 Jan 2018 05:25 GMT

    Riegos y pozos
    (For-profit organisation)

    Ignacio Rodriguez Piñeiro says: Hi please find my partner offer and conditions.
    Maybe we could collaborate.