Access to safe clean water is a basic human right for a healthy sustainable life. Unfortunately, still millions of people in Asia have no adequate access to water. New solutions to overcome this fact are constantly being addressed in villages and communities.
Wastewater treatment facility in the Muntinlupa Public Market, Philippines
Public markets pose a challenge for waste management in cities and towns. Local government of Muntinlupa (Metro Manila), with the assistance of USAID, installed a low-cost waste-water treatment plant in the public market. The investment is recovered through a small surcharge in the rental fee that vendors pay for their stall. The practice helped lessen water pollution, saves money by recycling water and maintaining clean standards in the market.
The Low Income Community toilets and gas retrieval initiative, also known as known as the Community Sanitation Centre (CSC) practice, is located in two Indonesian cities –Tangerang and Surabaya. Its aim is to provide water and sanitation facilities to disadvantaged communities in both cities.