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Household use of the Safe Water System

Household use of the Safe Water System

Household Water Treatment

Water Treatment Options

Household water treatment (treatment that happens at the point of water collection or use, rather than at a large, centralized location) improves water quality and reduces diarrheal disease in developing countries.  Five proven treatment options – chlorination, flocculant/disinfectant powder (PUR™ ), solar disinfection, ceramic filtration, and slow sand filtration – are widely implemented in many developing countries.

Selecting the most appropriate treatment method for a community’s specific circumstances is often a difficult decision. The most appropriate option for a community depends on existing water and sanitation conditions, water quality, cultural acceptability, implementation feasibility, availability of technology, and other local conditions.

 
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