Among the solutions to meet the drinking water needs of disaster victims in the districts most affected by the earthquake in a permanent and sustainable manner, building water treatment plants in container cities and schools stands out as the best practice.
Within the scope of the project, water treatment systems that produce water equivalent to spring water in special closed structures are being built in three container cities in three districts (Hatay-Kırıkhan, Gaziantep-İslahiye, Adıyaman-Vartana Merkez) selected as pilot regions in the earthquake zone.
: The water treatment plants that started to operate in July 2023
: The water treatment plants which will to start to operate in August 2023
Hatay-Kırıkhan su arıtma ünitesi yerleşim yeri
Adıyaman-İpekli su arıtma ünitesi yerleşim yeri
Mains water is not potable in Turkey.
Earthquake victims living in container cities obtain drinking water from plastic bottles distributed by social workers and aid organizations. However, bottled water distribution is costly, laborious and environmentally harmful in terms of plastic waste.
The presence of on-site purification systems in every container city and school provides a practical, economical and environmentally friendly solution to the water problem in the earthquake zone.
With the sponsorship of companies and grant support from corporate stakeholders, TOKTUT aims to build a clean water network throughout the earthquake zone by the end of the year and to contribute to water safety by conducting periodic maintenance and necessary controls by the service team.
SOCIAL IMPACT TARGETS
To ensure that those living in the earthquake zone benefit from the right to access clean water, which is one of the most vital needs, free of charge, unconditionally and uninterruptedly 24/7.
Instead of mass water distributions carried out by transporting plastic bottles by trucks, a special purification system will be installed in each container city to ensure that drinking water consumption does not harm the environment.
Implementing a more convenient, cost-effective and permanent solution by treating domestic water on-site and converting it into drinking water, which is better than constantly transporting water from outside.
To produce 10 tons of water per day with the treatment units and to meet the entire drinking water needs of a container city with an average of 2 thousand people and those living in and around it.
As of July 2023 in the Earthquake Zone
2 million people continue to live in disaster-affected cities.
50 thousand people are still living in tents.
Approximately 500 thousand people are sheltering in container cities.
As the number of container cities grows in the coming months, the need for water treatment facilities is expected to increase.
TOKTUT continues to work on water projects to ensure that everyone living in the earthquake zone has access to clean drinking water.
NUMBER OF CONTAINER CITIES IN THE EARTHQUAKE ZONE
NUMBER OF WATER TREATMENT PLANTS ESTABLISHED BY TOKTUT
How to Provide Corporate Support to the Project?
The names of the companies, organizations and groups that cover the installation costs of the water treatment units are written on their signboards.
This sign will remain fixed as long as the plant is in operation.
Representatives of the donor organization can visit the site while the water treatment system is being constructed or after it starts operating.
Photos and videos of the implementation are shared with the donor and a certificate of appreciation is prepared and delivered.
Account name: Toktutmak Elimizde Association
Water Aid Account
İş Bank Etiler Branch Istanbul
TR24 0006 4000 0011 0670 7732 01
TR18 0006 4000 0021 0673 4983 25
TR08 0006 4000 0021 0673 4983 11