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how we provide clean water Below
Why water and what is the water crisis?
800 million people live without access to clean drinking water. Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause more deaths each year than all forms of violence, including war.* Children are especially vulnerable to this -- their small bodies can’t handle the intense dehydration from diarrheal diseases.
In developing countries, women and children usually collect the water for their families. They walk miles each day to the nearest source, which is unprotected and likely to make them sick. Time spent walking keeps them from attending school, working or taking care of their families.
But clean water changes everything.
Safe drinking water alone can reduce water-related deaths by 21%.* Water projects built near home can restore hours to someone’s day. Instead of walking for water, adults can use this time to work and children can use it to get an education. Families with enough clean water to drink, bathe, clean and grow their own food can become self-sufficient households, less affected by external conflict, famine or inadequate government services.
*World Health Organization’s “Water, Sanitation and Links to Health,” 2004.
How We AIM To Make A Difference | Water Filtration
Simple Design and Construction
As simple as it gets. No more digging wells if there is a water source, no constructing sand filters and no more purification chemicals. Families are able to construct and adapt their filter in literally minutes to locally found containers. The kit includes everything you need to attach the filter to any plastic bucket or container. (Bucket not included)
Obtain a clean bucket or plastic container
Use the hole cutter to drill a hole 1.5 inches from the bottom of the bucket (you can do this by hand).
Screw the connector, hose and filter onto the bucket.
Fill the bucket with water from any source, lower the filter head below the water line, and let gravity do the rest.
What It Removes
Exceeds EPA Requirements
Removal Rate of 99.99999%
Highest Filtration Rates Available
At 0.1 micron absolute, it is impossible for any bacteria, protozoa or cysts to pass through the filter.
Extremely Cost Efficient
One filtration system could provide clean water for a small village for pennies a day.
Since there is such a high flow rate, this eliminates the need to store water which reduces the chances of water being contaminated after it is filtered. The only external force required for the system to function is GRAVITY. The flow rate of a filter is determined by a combination of:
Head pressure (The distance from the top of the water to the filter)
Altitude (The higher the altitude, the slower the flow rate)
How clean the filter is
The filter itself (there are slight variations between filters)
Maintenance of this filter is very simple. When the filter starts to slow down or clog, simply back wash it with clean water using the syringe provided in the kit. Since the filters can continuously be back-washed and re-used, they have an extremely long life expectancy. The ease of operating this system makes it self-sustainable and dependable.
These filters and purifiers make water so clean and accessible that people will not only use the filtered/purified water for drinking, but also for cleaning, bathing, cooking, watering plants and more.
The bucket system is essential for aid in natural disasters. This system would eliminate the need to ship bottled water.
How You Can Make a Difference, One atta time…
Help supply water to those in need.
Host or help with events.
Help spread the word.