Water Supply and Sanitation

Water is essential for health and sanitation. It is in fact life. Yet, only a few big cities in Myanmar are facilitated with systematic water supply system. Rural areas and satellite towns rely on wells, ponds, lakes, rivers, streams and rain water.

Based on needs and with the participation of the community, CDA has provided Water Supply and Sanitation Facilities, constructed deep tube wells, hand tube wells, water tanks and provided ceramic water filters in health care centres, hospitals, schools and institutions in Yangon, Mandalay, Sagaing, Magway, Ayeyawady Regions and Mon States since 2004 with the support of Latter Day Saint Charities.

Communities and heads of schools and institutions thanked the donors and CDA for providing water.

“We are very happy and grateful for providing us water for drinking and sanitation which we could not afford", said one headmistress. Now we can also grow plants and flowers and make our surroundings green and beautiful she added.

CDA also renovated ponds and water facilities in disasters affected areas. With the assistance of WHO, CDA rehabilitated and protected drinking water ponds in Amar and Kadon kani areas during October to December 2008 and implemented Safe Clean Water Supply Project in Dedaye and Pyapon Townships from 1 January to July 2009.

With the assistance of WHO /Archenova, Emergency Rehabilitation and Protection of ponds for Domestic Water Supply project was implemented in Amar Sub Township, Kadonkani and Aye Yar Village Tracts, Bogalay Township, Ayeyarwaddy Division from August–October2008.

Archenova also assisted for Pond rehabilitation Project in 3 villages in Kungyangone Township, Yangon Division.

UNICEF supported Hygiene kits to the communities and latrines to hospitals and schools in Amar, Kadon kani and Aye Yar Village Tracts from August to November 2008.

With the assistance of Green Care (People In Need), Safe Clean Water Supply Projects were conducted in Kadon kani and Aye Yar from August to December 2009.

CDA provided water to the primary school and 3 villages in Sat Pa Gan, Kawmhu with one Hand Dug well, water pump generated by solar system and concrete trussel, 500 Ceramic Water filters with UNICEF assistance. 185 Sanitary latrines were also provided for the communities during 2009 and 2010.