25 households have the privilege to enjoy water right from their taps. Beneficiaries paid a contribution fee intended to ensure adequate maintenance and care of the system and to develop a sense of responsibility and ownership for good keeping of their tanks.

Clean Rainwater

The Need

Kg. Porupok Nibang, situated in the district of Pitas faced the similar dilemma not having clean water source and to add to the problem, the nearby Bengkoka River was often shallow during the drought months. Limited access to clean water and sanitation immediately reduced the quality of life for these villagers.

Our Involvement

BEST Society in partnership with ConocoPhillips and Skycommunity introduced the rainwater harvesting system. Stored rainwater is a good standby in times of emergencies such as during periods of extreme drought or in some areas where water supplies may not be available or dependable, collected rainwater is the least expensive option. Water tanks were delivered all the way from Kota Kinabalu to Pitas on 20 December 2016, which took approximately 4 hours of travelling patches of gravel road.

The Impact

25 households have the privilege to enjoy water right from their taps. Beneficiaries paid a contribution fee intended to ensure adequate maintenance and care of the system and to develop a sense of responsibility and ownership for good keeping of their tanks.

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