Water filter project in ALimos





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Project Description

Country: Mexico

Location: Mexico

Total Budget: $2,000

Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Water and sanitation, Economic and community development

Activity Type: Water: Sanitation

Summary: This project is to construct sand water filters for use in a village without access to potable water near Alimos, Mexico

Many villages in rural Mexico do not have access to clean drinking water. This project is intended to enlist the members of a village (usually around 30 homes) to help construct inexpensive sand water filters and use them to provide clean drinking water for individual, residential use. The filters are constructed with simple materials consisting of 7 gallon plastic buckets, PVC pipe and 3 grades of sand/gravel (fine, medium, and coarse). The filters are assembled from the plastic buckets and PVC pipe and the sand/gravel is screened and washed prior to installation. The sand/gravel is placed in the buckets in layers and the unpurified water is added. The water is filtered through daily for a week. The filter must remain 'wet' during this time to allow the microbes to form. After a week, the filters are ready to use. New water is added every 24 hours to displace the previous, now clean, water. They provide approximately 3 - 5 gallons of filtered water per day.

Project Contact Person

District: 5495

Rotary Club of: Scottsdale

Primary Contact: James Hann

Email: jameshann@jameshanndesign.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

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Scottsdale (5495)









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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Jim Bissonett

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by James Hann.


by Jim Bissonett

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Jim Bissonett

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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