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Karino Water Plant Operational

Silulumanzi recently launched a new water plant opposite Karino Estate.  This plant will supply half of the stands, approximately 2250, with clean water.  It will produce nearly two megalitres of water a day.  The ideal would be to supply the whole of the Karino Estate with clean, drinkable water. At the moment there are approximately […]

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Low-Cost Bacterial Water Tests

Simple, Accessible, Affordable Tests to Assess Microbial Water Quality and Safety in the Developing and Developed World “My hope is that these tests would be transformational. Just like cell phones transformed access to telecommunications for people in developing countries, these could transform access to reliable information about drinking water quality” —Mark Sobsey, PhD, Environmental Health […]

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Homemade Bio-Sand Water Filter

Here’s an example of a homemade bio-sand water filter that is used for filtering rainwater collected in rain barrels.  See an earlier post that explains how a bio-sand water filter works.  If you intend drinking water from your rainwater harvesting system, it is recommended that you filter the water either at source (e.g. at your […]

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Water Quality Testing

Do you know what’s in your drinking water? Many areas of Africa are affected by water pollution and microbial water-bound contaminants like Cholera. The increased demand on water suppliers has often lead to water that is unfit for human consumption, being inadvertently supplied to your tap. This is often the case in many smaller towns […]

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Ultraviolet Water Treatment

Best Ultraviolet-Wavelength for Keeping Water Free of Microorganisms Determined Does your drinking water smell foul, or are you worried that chemicals might be damaging your family’s health? Water treatment facilities currently use chlorine that produces carcinogenic by-products to keep your tap water clean, but Tel Aviv University scientists have determined that ultra-violet (UV) light might […]

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Natural Water Purification

‘World’s Most Useful Tree’ Provides Low-Cost Water Purification Method for Developing World ScienceDaily (Mar. 14, 2010) — A low-cost water purification technique published in Current Protocols in Microbiology could help drastically reduce the incidence of waterborne disease in the developing world. The procedure, which uses seeds from the Moringa oleifera tree, can produce a 90.00% […]

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