Steve Hutchings, P.E.
As a retired civil engineer, where most of my career has been in the water and wastewater services, my involvement with BWF has provided an opportunity to be part of a collaborative effort to demonstrate how safe drinking water can be a reality in the households of rural communities in Ghana. The concept of the BWF program is to develop safe drinking water at the household level. It has gotten approval from the local government, tribal chiefs, Health Ministry and Education Ministry. The result of this collaborative effort has provided eager community members willing to learn how to keep their water safe and to share this information with their neighbors. As a water professional, there is great satisfaction to be part of such a community effort and to see that improved water quality, improves the quality of life for these communities.
Many organizations, throughout the world, have been successful in developing new, clean water sources for communities. BWF is focused on maintaining clean, safe water at the point of use, in the household. This effort supports the global Household Water Treatment and Storage (HWTS) initiative.