Point of use household water treatment system: The system is a practical and effective solution for providing sustained access to safe water in Peru. The system use biosand filters, chlorination and safe storage which are identified as the most effective according to our research and having the greatest potential to become widely used in Peru. The goal of our system is to empower people without access to clean water to improve water quality by treating it and storing it in the home. The key features of our system are as follows:
- Produce sufficient quantities of clean water to meet daily needs
- Effective for treating different water sources and quality levels
- Low cost, accessible and affordable replacement units and parts
Lack of access to safe water contributes significantly to disease and death resulting from infectious diarrhea and other debilitating illnesses. When poor families cannot afford adequate access to safe water, they buying water from cheaper sources that may have higher levels of contamination, or they may use less water, which could reduce their defenses against diseases. Household water technologies offer valuable treatment of drinking water. Priority could be placed on areas with the most highly contaminated water or those that collect water directly from surface waters without any treatment. Could be placed in schools and hospitals for a wide-spread effect on some of the most vulnerable populations.
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