Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Water and sanitation, Economic and community development
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.
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Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.
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