My proposed plan for renewal of the river is to create a core of clean water that allows interaction at specific points along the river. Filtration of water begins at a specific site above the temple using water purification plants and sand filtration. The total filtration system involves 4 interaction sites: A) Filtration, B) Cleansing, C) Temple Extension Program, D) Pashupatinath Temple

 
Plan: Transition of dirty water to clean, highlighting site interactions along the river 

Plan: Transition of dirty water to clean, highlighting site interactions along the river 

 
A. Filtration  Polluted water first moves through a variety of well-placed cleansing plants that leads into a sand-filtration system.  

A. Filtration 

Polluted water first moves through a variety of well-placed cleansing plants that leads into a sand-filtration system.  

 
B. Cleansing Incorporates architecture that allows people to interact with clean water for the first time. This site is used for bathing and cleansing. 

B. Cleansing

Incorporates architecture that allows people to interact with clean water for the first time. This site is used for bathing and cleansing. 

 
C. Temple Extension Program  As the dirty water exits the washing center, it is sent through a second set of sand filters that purify the water once again before it flows into site C, a temple extension location where training in Community Total Led Sanitation (CLTS) would be held. 

C. Temple Extension Program 

As the dirty water exits the washing center, it is sent through a second set of sand filters that purify the water once again before it flows into site C, a temple extension location where training in Community Total Led Sanitation (CLTS) would be held. 

 
D. Pashupatinath Temple  As water flows from site C to D, the excess dirty water is edged out to the margins of the river. When the water enters into the Pashupatinath Temple site where cremations take place, a new step is added to the cremation steps so that dirty water can flow under the additional step. This enables the worshiper to step beyond the covered dirty water into the clean river water for the continuation of religious rituals. 

D. Pashupatinath Temple 

As water flows from site C to D, the excess dirty water is edged out to the margins of the river. When the water enters into the Pashupatinath Temple site where cremations take place, a new step is added to the cremation steps so that dirty water can flow under the additional step. This enables the worshiper to step beyond the covered dirty water into the clean river water for the continuation of religious rituals. 


 

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