Water Tanks Project

7745 Water Tanks by August 2015

In 2005, Founder of Buddhist Library, Paget Sayers visited Kampot province, south of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Cambodians, probably the sweetest people who despite their hardships, seem to be always laughing.


In any season rainy or dry, the drinking water is bad. Ponds are used by animals as well as people. Now there is water for the kids. Even well water in Kampot province is terrible, due in part to the fact that much of the province is at near sea level resulting in water that is not only dirty but brackish, even arsenic.

This must mean better health for the people. Estimated cost per school, $US2500 for construction of rain water tanks.

The King of Cambodia HM Norodom Sihamoni stated that nothing more was important than the education and health
of his children.

Chairman of Trustees of Buddhist Library Paget Sayers with first set of water tanks built in 2005

Thanks to those folks who contributed to the tank building scheme. With their generous support we have been able to build 7745 tanks as at the end of August 2015. At Aus $ 250 each, rain water tank is a great investment in children's health.

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Our commitment to guarantee safe drinking water for the children does not stop after constructing rain water tanks. Every school is provided with buckets (for every classroom) and every child is given a water bottle.

These huge water tanks featured in the image were once abandoned. For around $150 we relined and repaired them with new guttering resulting 30,000 litres of drinking water for entire village      


Administration costs are paid for by the Buddhist Library. This means that 100% of the donations are used on the project.

The kids know that they have not been forgotten by Australian Buddhists even in this small way....It will only cost Aus $250 If you want to fund one. $1250 = 5 water tanks

We need to build a lot more!

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