Water Tank Support for the Isolated Islands of Micronesia
Overview of the Project
The Sapuwafik Island is an atoll that locates about 90 miles southwest from the main island of Pohnpei and made from 10 small islands (0.59 sq mi). More than 400 people live here. Since this island is low-lying, and there are no mountains or rivers, they have to depend daily life water on rainwater. In the largest island, most of the citizens can get safe water and food, but in the rest of the islands, they have to drink unsanitary water and use polluted water to cultivate Taro, which they mainly eat. In recent years, affected by the drought and high tide caused by the global warming, there has been serious damage such as drinking water and food shortage because of the Taro pits damaged by sea water. There is an urgent need to secure safe daily life water, especially drinking water. This project is about installing 8 water tanks that can store 1,000 gallons of rainwater to stably supply safe water for drinking and Taro pits in the small islands. This would create a system for coping with climate change, and improve the safety of the people’s food.
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