Dealing With Rising Costs
Since Disaster Aid Australia introduced its ‘Donor Sponsored SkyHydrant Installations’ in 2018 a lot has happened.
With our partners we have installed 116 Sponsored SkyHydrants in the Philipinnes, Bhutan, Myanmar, and now Timor Leste, in addition to units funded from our general funds.
That is over 80,000 people who now don’t have to worry about unsafe water.
Even through COVID we continued providing safe water installations.
One issue we can no longer avoid is that costs, including; materials, travel, and freight have continued to rise. (For example since the advent of COVID our freight costs have tripled!)
After five years of installations we can no longer maintain the current amount of $5,000.
$6,000 SkyHydrant Sponsorship
The DAA Board have approved an increased sponsorship amount of $6,000 for all sponsorship agreement commenced after 1st October 2023.
With a typical installation serving 700 people, and the expected life of the initial filter membranes being 10 years, we are still below the figure of $1 per person per year!
At the end of the ten years the savings that a community can make compared with bottled water should easily pay for a new filter membrane and another 10 years of life.
Cost Effective Safe Water
Disaster Aid Australia will still be delivering cost effective water projects.
The sponsorship amount as well as the cost of the SkyHydrant includes, investigation, training, consultation and the complete installation.
Thanks to DAA building up in-country partnerships this can be accomplished at a very low cost.
The alternative of buying a SkyHydrant, travel to the installation site from Australia for consultation, again for installation, and buying all the components is likely to be several thousand dollars higher.
YOU CAN MAKE A TAX DEDUCTABLE DONATION WHICH WILL HELP US DELIVER SAFE WATER FOR MORE CHILDREN IN 2023-2024.
CONTACT US AT ADMIN@DISASTERAIDAUSTRALIA.ORG.AU TO FIND OUT MORE.
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Charity donations of $2 or more to Disaster Aid Australia are tax-deductible in Australia.