Six years, it’s been six years since we moved here and installed this BSF and RSF (Biosand filter and Rapidsand filter). Now, we don’t have to worry about it. There is so little that we need to worry about since we have an annual maintenance contract with SmartPaani,” informed Sapna Shakya’s mom. In their old house water was a big issue and such a hassle.
They have installed both the Rainwater harvesting system and the Biosand filter and these are very reliable for them. They have a big family, and sometimes during the dry months, the water is not sufficient. But, whatever be the problem, they try their best to find a sustainable way to get more water. They don’t trust the tanker water or jar water so they minimize their water usage and are very conscious. Even the jar water that is assured to be very pure is not so pure is what the family believes. There were moments when they would find contamination of dirt or green-layers.
They use treated water for all household needs. The Biosand filter has assisted them in getting rid of the high contamination of Iron from their water. They haven’t had a chance to deal or worry about situations where the water smelled a little unpleasant, stained everywhere, or leaked. These two systems are very reliable and a perfect fit for those who believe in sustainability.
During monsoon, it makes her so happy that she is collecting all the rainwater and using it. Six years of not buying any tanker water or jar water have saved them a lot of expenses. “The largest challenge that Nepal faces today is the mismanagement of water sources. Impure water brings uncountable and untreatable diseases, and it is up to us to find a way to solve these problems. So in these challenges, I think SmartPaani has found a way and is doing a great job,” reported Sapana Shakya’s mom.
As far as this method of water treating and collecting is concerned, her family is living with plenty of water and they are worry-free. The whole system has been up and running since 2014 and regular support from the maintenance team of SmartPaani makes it perfectly adequate for their needs. They fully rely on the rainwater harvesting system and Biosand Filter for their domestic use. This has allowed them not to depend on the government, be financially active, and focus more on fulfilling their sustainability goals.