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Pure Water for the World Biosand Filter

This intermittent slow sand filter is about the size of an office water cooler, constructed of concrete and plastic pipe, and filled with multiple grades of sand and gravel.

Pure Water for the World Biosand Filter

Primary Function: To provide safe drinking water while taking into consideration cost, reliability, power, location, simplicity, and availability.

Targeted Beneficiaries: Families and communities in developing countries.

Need Addressed: Water purification.

Uniqueness: This low-cost filter has no moving parts, requires no external power or sunlight, is effective in intermittent usage, and can be constructed in-country with locally available materials.

Dimensions: Unknown

User Requirements: As polluted water is poured into the container through a diffuser plate that controls the rate of flow, clean water that has traveled through the sand filtration process exits the pipe into a clean water receptacle.

Resources: The Right Technology

Approximate Cost: $150 for Pure Water's package of services that includes: the filter body, diffuser and cover, two buckets, installation, sanitation and hygiene education, monitoring, and a parasite treatment for each household member

Pure Water for the World Biosand Filter

Geographic Coverage: El Salvador, Honduras, Haiti. Future projects planned in Guatemala and Dominican Republic.

Distributor: Pure Water for the World

Primary Contacts: http://purewaterfortheworld.org/contact-us.html

Languages Spoken: English

Phone Number: 802-747-0778

Physical Address: P.O. Box 55, Rutland, VT 05702 USA.

Website: http://purewaterfortheworld.org

Other Information and Links: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAU5h___nKM

Pure Water for the World Biosand Filter

This intermittent slow sand filter is about the size of an office water cooler, constructed of concrete and plastic pipe, and filled with multiple grades of sand and gravel.

A Community Enterprise Solutions Group Resource | 2012