Use our resources judiciously

Since early 2020s the founder of Mawongpa Water Solutions with assistance from Bank of Bhutan installed a tap stand at the clock tower square which was free of cost. However, it seems not many people tend to have the knowledge that the facility actually exists.

While people spend so much on bottled drinking water, the public should use this facility when it is freely available and safe to drink at the core of the city.

It seems not many people may not know what this Mawongpa Water Solution’s imitative is as it needs to be made aware of its products to the general public.

Who is responsible for creating awareness on such facilities and aren’t Thimphu Thromde’s duty to make people aware of such free services? The facility, at the same time, needs to be periodically mended against the wear and tear if any during the course of serving at large as one of the important public utilities in the city.  

Emphasizing the importance of water and its benefits this universally safe and readily available water is important for public health. Improved water supply and sanitation and better management of water resources, can boost countries economic growth and can contribute greatly to poverty reduction at large. 

Water carries nutrients to all our cells in our body and oxygen to our brain. Water allows the body to absorb and assimilate minerals, vitamins, amino acids, glucose, and other substances. Water flushes out toxins and waste. Water helps to regulate body and getting enough water every day is important for your health. Drinking water can prevent dehydration, a condition that can cause unclear thinking, result in mood change, cause your body to overheat and lead to constipation and kidney stones. 

Water quality is an important topic for deliberation when it comes to your overall health. Water is essential to life and water pollution can cause major health problems that can lead to various ailments. The chance of getting sick from polluted water is extremely high. Providing safe drinking water was and is one of the most important public health achievements of the 20th century. Water treatment methods to reduce germs or chemicals that cause illness have helped ensure access to healthy and safe water for millions of people at large.

The Ministry of Health and Ministry of Works and Human Settlement must support such initiatives for the tireless service without any cost and also to be given recognition for such activities in the kingdom. 

Tshering, Thimphu 

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