Modified Clay Pots

Modified Clay Pot in Kenya (CDC)

Modified Clay Pot in Kenya (CDC)

In many cultures, clay pots are the preferred storage container, because as water evaporates through the clay the water inside the container is cooled. In some rural areas, water is transported in clay pots, but in most areas water is transported in plastic containers and then stored in clay pots. By working with local potters, it is possible to modify clay pots to have a tap, as seen in the example.

Contact healthywater@cdc.gov for technical assistance on manufacturing the pots.