We are grateful for financial support that we receive in any amount. We rely on small donations to continue the project while we seek larger funding sources.
All financial donations to TASCA are Tax-Exempt and donations can be deducted under IRC (Internal Revenue Service Code) Section 170, using TASCA’s EIN 85-4238106.
All donations go 100% to the clean water project in Nicaragua which is focused on installations of The Manual Chlorinator. All administrative costs are absorbed by a fund supported by TASCA officers.
A chlorinator will supply clean drinking water for rural communities from 30 to 5,000 inhabitants.
THE PROCESS OF CHLORINATOR INSTALLATION
- First an invitation from a community for a visit by our Nicaraguan team to determine if that communities’ water system meets the criteria for the installation of a Chlorinator.
- Then if a community agrees to the installation of a chlorinator, TASCA begins training Community Water and Sanitation Committee (CAPS) in the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Chlorinator.
- Cleaning the water storage tank with powdered chlorine before the installation of a Chlorinator is the next step to ensure a clean potable water delivery system.
- Next is supervising the CAPS in the installation of a Chlorinator in the community water system
- The installation includes training the CAPS in the handling of chlorine tablets
- Each chlorinator installation includes 10 chlorine tablets for the community
- Also included is instructing the CAPS in the use of the chlorine test kit and reagents that are given to each community installation to measure and be able to control the amount of chlorine in the drinking water.
- The technical team is available for no limit on follow-up visits to support The Chlorinator
BASIC COSTS OF THE PROJECT–WHAT YOUR DONATION COVERS:
- $15 US buys 10 chlorine tablets – enough to supply a small community water system for up to three months, and large systems for one to two months
- $20 US buys a chlorine test kit with reagents.
- $100 US buys PVC to construct one chlorinator.
- $350 US is the total cost to install one chlorinator in a rural community.
- $1,500 US supports four chlorinator installations supplying up to 10,000 people with clean drinking water in four communities, and includes one month of expenses for TASCA personnel to support the Community Water Committees (CAPS) in installation, operation and maintenance of the chlorinator, and delivery of chlorine tablets to multiple communities.
Use the links to the right to make a donation directly to TASCA using PayPal, or send a check to the address below.
We have been advised that some do not like to use PayPal because it requires creating a PayPal account. We hope to make this process of donation easy, so if PayPal is not to your liking, a check works just fine. Thank you.
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10 CHLORINE TABLETS
$15 is enough to supply a small community with chlorine tablets for two months, and a large community for a month or more.
CHLORINE TEST KIT WITH REAGENTS
$20 will pay for a chlorine test kit with reagents. This is used for testing the amount of chlorine present in the water and is issued with every chlorinator installation.
PVC TO CONSTRUCT ONE CHLORINATOR
$100 will pay for PVC to construct one manual chlorinator.
$350 is the total cost to install one chlorinator in a rural community. This includes the PVC tubes and accessories, instructions to the community Water Committee in the construction, operation and maintenance, ten chlorine tablets, and travel costs for the technician.
4 CHLORINATOR INSTALLATIONS
$1,500 US supports four chlorinator installations supplying up to 10,000 people with clean drinking water in four communities. This amount includes one month of expenses for TASCA personnel to support the Community Water Committees (CAPS) in installation, operation and maintenance of four chlorinators, and delivery of chlorine tablets to multiple communities.
The Chlorinator Project has two parts that utilize the practice of rotating funds, both from the sale of chlorine tablets, and the sale of chlorinators. For example, funds for buying PVC for the construction of chlorinators return to the project when the chlorinator installation is paid for by the communities. For every chlorinator sold, $150 US returns to the Chlorinator Rotating Fund. The sale of 10 chlorinators means that the fund is strengthened to $1,500. These funds are now available for buying more PVC to construct chlorinators, so the money rotates back to the project for each chlorinator sold. Funds are also replenished from the sale of chlorine tablets in exactly the same manner.
Above: Introducing The Manual Chlorinator in Limares, Guatemala, 2003.