Safe Water Systems in Uganda
Distribution begins with a local sensitisation. Communities are educated on the benefits of the water filter, proper use, and maintenance. The Gold Standard project methodology permits monitoring and issuance of carbon credits for up to 7 years, so TASC and Spouts will replace the ceramic filter after 3 years to ensure the health benefits and CO2 reductions. With a ceramic filter, households no longer need to boil water to purify it, therefore we can eradicate water boiling and reduce each household’s CO2 emissions by up to 3 tonnes a year. The Gold Standard methodology recognises the project contribution to Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing). It is incredibly powerful to see Ugandan families enjoying clean water and a life free of water-borne disease. We hope to expand in Uganda and beyond in the coming months.
TASC’s pilot safe water project is forecast to avoid over 500,000 tonnes of CO2 in the next seven years.