plan 382Hygiene Education and Clean Water Program I for 3 Communities of Trojes, Honduras

Summary

Implementation of a hygiene education and clean water program to improve the hygiene habits and the quality of water that 136 families consume in the communities of Eden Arriba, San Francisco Abajo #2 and Bella Vista located in Trojes, Honduras

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Background

In the three communities of Eden Arriba, San Francisco de Capire and Bella Vista, homes are clustered along a few dirt roads or scattered across the landscape and only reachable by footpaths. The roads are steep and rutted as they climb mountains and they are very muddy and mired in the valleys. Residents are mostly smallholder farmers who are raising shade-grown coffee for export plus a few beans, corn, and cattle. Children attend primary school in small schoolhouses. Homes are typically made of adobe or cheaper bahareque with a tile or corrugated zinc roof. Most families have built a rudimentary system of running water, consisting of a rubber hose which delivers water by gravity from a small pond in a spring or creek at a higher elevation. At the house, the hose usually empties into a barrel or bucket in the yard. 98% of the families do not have a protected water source. The land use around and uphill of the water source was reported to be natural vegetation for 36% of houses. The other water sources are in areas with crops, livestock, houses, or roads, which tend to degrade water quality. (Workers in fields don't go home to use the latrine and roads in Honduras are frequented by livestock.). The families were asked how they currently treat their water. 12 out of the 15 responded using that they only used a piece of cloth to sieve the water. The other 3 responded that they did not give any treatment to the water before drinking it.

Location

El Paraiso, Municipality of Trojes, Honduras

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Focus

Primary Focus: Drinking Water - Households
Secondary Focus: Hygiene Education

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 920

920 people, 136 families, 137 children

School Children Getting Water: 137

137 children. This information was obtained from the community leaders and a base line survey.

People Getting Sanitation: 0

People Getting Other Benefits: 920

Hygiene education, capacity building, de worming campaign, employment, and empowerment of women in the communities

Application Type: Project Funding

Start Date: 2012-01-09

Completion Date: 2012-05-31

Technology Used:

House hold water treatment: The method that PWW is going to implement for water treatment is the house hold plastic bio-sand filtration. During installations this are filled with gravel and sand as means of filtration. Contaminated water is poured through the top of the filter and passes through a plate that diffuses the stream and blocks large contaminants (e.g. stones, large twigs, leaves).The top few centimeters of the sand trap the bulk of micro-organisms, which accumulate and develop into a highly active food chain, called the Biological Layer or Schmutzdecke.
During post project follow-up surveys in communities where PWW has installed filters, many users noted that the water's fresh flavor and cool temperature was an improvement from their previous drinking water. Health reasons were also commonly brought up. In most of the communities that have been served, diarrhea and stomachaches were prevalent mostly in children. In most of these communities people do not visit a health center for a diarrhea case unless it is life threatening. During the survey PWW conducted in previous project communities, the people interviewed said that their health has improved markedly since the project was implemented.

Phases:

This project will be completed in one phase with funding divided between the three communities.

Community Organization:

The community members are the ones who requested the project. They have been involved in the planning process from the very beginning. The community members know their needs and are committed to seeing this project implemented. They have organized health committees for project implementation and are willing to contribute to the project in cash and labor.

Government Interaction:

This will be done by partnering directly with the Health Centers, Secretary of Health, Municipality, Education District and local NGOs over time to enhance their skills, and thereby strengthen the District capacity as a whole to effectively contribute to development work and increase overall project activities.

Ancillary activities:

Community agent training:
PWW staff will train 1 person per 6 filters installed to be community agents. They will be selected by the community leaders, and their volunteer job consists of filter checkups and to solve possible problems with filter maintenance if necessary. The feedback they provide will be the most valuable asset of the project.

Trainings for Children in School:
The objective of this step is to engage school children and teachers as agents of change in their communities. PWW will establish a hygiene and sanitation club or strengthen and streamline existing school clubs to develop a capacity development program. These clubs will train school children in hygiene and sanitation and enhance their involvement as change agents in their respective households and communities
The subjects or lesson planned for this training will be suitable for children between the ages of five and fourteen- the age at which most children complete their primary education in Honduras. The training will consist of participatory methods and tools which help young children to engage in and benefit from and will include gender empowerment. Staff members will conduct evaluations before and after trainings.

Trainings for Community:
The community agents will be in charge of organizing the hygiene and sanitation workshops for the community as well as house-hold reinforcement during house visits for the first 5 months. All the families will be trained in filter maintenance, and the community agent will ensure proper use of the filters, protection of water source and behavioral change relating to hygiene practices.

A parasite treatment campaign will take place to treat 920 people in these three communities. Also incorporated in the educational component is environmental protection education (water shed protection) trainings for adults and children in both of the communities.

An exchange of experiences between community agents will also take place to discussed lessons learned and project follow-up.

Other Issues:

These communities are located in Trojes, Honduras which has been identified by UNICEF as one of the poorest regions in Honduras. Many of these communities lack the infrastructure, jobs, clean water, and proper hygiene and sanitation thus causing much sickness.

Maintenance Revenue:

The model for long-term sustainable impact includes ongoing training and behavioral change. Training individuals to become community agents who will learn how to maintain the filters and continue to promote proper hygiene practices, engages the community and creates long term impact. Including education on for all ages will also ensure that proper hygiene and sanitation methods are followed. The community agents will also follow up on these practices as well as help maintain the filters. Each household will pay $8.00 for filter which gives them a sense of ownership.

Maintenance Cost:

Metrics:

Prior art before metrics

Cost: $33,764

See attached budget

Co Funding Amount: $6,944

Pure Water for the World

Community Contribution Amount: $1,809

Each family will contribute a total of $8 for each biosand filter plus their time in helping carry the filter to their house.

Fund Requested: $25,010

Implementing Organization:

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  • 1 participant | show more

    truck costs

    Gemma Bulos of Global Women's Water Initiative

    hi there I'm wondering why you chose to use the plastic filters? Are they manufactured locally? Are they shipped in? Also, the truck and fuel costs seem to be a significant part of the budget. Can you go into more detail about this? thanks Gemma

    hi there

    I'm wondering why you chose to use the plastic filters? Are they manufactured locally? Are they shipped in?

    Also, the truck and fuel costs seem to be a significant part of the budget. Can you go into more detail about this?

    thanks
    Gemma

  • 1 participant | show more

    The delivery rate and the efectiveness

    Gilles Corcos of Agua Para la Vida (APLV)

    Have I overlooked the data provided on the output, (flow rate) per filter, per day? Also To be convinced of the effectiveness of your filters ( you mention both coliforms and mineral contamination) I would need the technical reports of independant organizations. Let's start with the MIT lab you mentioned. Gilles Corcos, APLV

    Have I overlooked the data provided on the output, (flow rate) per filter, per day?
    Also To be convinced of the effectiveness of your filters ( you mention both coliforms and mineral contamination) I would need the technical reports of independant organizations. Let's start with the MIT lab you mentioned.

    Gilles Corcos, APLV

  • 2 participants | show more

    Capacity Building

    Alan Ashbaugh of Water For The Americas

    After the installation of the filters and training the filter owners, doing the training in the schools and for adults in environmental aspects to help the watershed, what plans do you have to continue helping the communities with capacity building? Most communities have community development councils or water boards. You list community h...

    After the installation of the filters and training the filter owners, doing the training in the schools and for adults in environmental aspects to help the watershed, what plans do you have to continue helping the communities with capacity building?
    Most communities have community development councils or water boards. You list community hygiene committees. Do the communities have a more general community management group and if so, do you have any plans to train them?
    I like your ideas of training school children in the clubs or in other ways. When you get those training plans developed, will you share them with us? We have plans to do the same in the future and do not have plans yet. The same for the training of adults in environmental skills. Can you share those training plans?

    • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

      One plan is to return with PWW's Mobile Training Program and hold refresher courses ( use and maintenance of the filter, hygiene and environmental education) for community agent, teachers, and community members. Usually the communities PWW works in do not have a water board. In Honduras, the communities form a water board when they hav...

      One plan is to return with PWW's Mobile Training Program and hold refresher courses ( use and maintenance of the filter, hygiene and environmental education) for community agent, teachers, and community members.

      Usually the communities PWW works in do not have a water board. In Honduras, the communities form a water board when they have a community system and they have to pay a monthly fee. In our case since we work in communities that do not have a water system, we have to work with the Patronatos ( usually formed by the most active community leaders or like you mention community management groups that have legal representation ), whom we train in the use and maintenance of the filter.

      We would be willing to to share our training plans with you however our staff will need to translate them. They then will be having the plans evaluated by an external organization, with the education developer CAWST, to measure their effectiveness. Currently they are in the process of evaluating the community agent program. We are also using some of the modules for Healthy Home and School ( revised version) which are from UNICEF.

      Thanks,
      Jamin
      Pure Water for the World

  • 2 participants | show more

    Following up on Lynn's questions

    Gilles Corcos of Agua Para la Vida (APLV)

    What is the source of the water to the sand filters? How is it brought to the filters? What is the area of each filter? how is the water stored after being filtered? what is the volume of water allocated to each family or to each person per day? Your Website quotes 700,000 persons having benefited from your intervention. How many sand filt...

    What is the source of the water to the sand filters? How is it brought to the filters? What is the area of each filter? how is the water stored after being filtered? what is the volume of water allocated to each family or to each person per day? Your Website quotes 700,000 persons having benefited from your intervention. How many sand filters does that represent?
    Thank you Gilles

    • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

      Good morning, Thank you for your questions. In most cases, the water comes from a spring via a hose and runs into an overflow container. The water is then taken from there and filtered through the families bio sand filter. Included in the educational trainings are sessions on protection of water sources and protection of the overflow co...

      Good morning,

      Thank you for your questions. In most cases, the water comes from a spring via a hose and runs into an overflow container. The water is then taken from there and filtered through the families bio sand filter. Included in the educational trainings are sessions on protection of water sources and protection of the overflow container especially when livestock are involved. The bio sand filter that PWW installs is a point of use system located in every house rather than a large community system. I have uploaded a document which gives more technical information on the bio sand filter. For Honduras, more than 17,429 filters have been installed thus providing safe water for more than 107,247 people.

      I hope this is helpful,

      Thanks!
      Jamin Peck
      Pure Water for the World

      • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

        Also, in regards to the 700,000, I believe that also includes those that received water trucking in Haiti post earthquake. I will have our website department make the proper changes to reflect that. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Jamin

        Also, in regards to the 700,000, I believe that also includes those that received water trucking in Haiti post earthquake. I will have our website department make the proper changes to reflect that.

        Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

        Jamin

    • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

      Also, in regards to the 700,000, I believe that also includes those that received water trucking in Haiti post earthquake. I will have our website department make the proper changes to reflect that. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Jamin

      Also, in regards to the 700,000, I believe that also includes those that received water trucking in Haiti post earthquake. I will have our website department make the proper changes to reflect that.

      Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

      Jamin

  • 3 participants | show more

    truck costs

    Gemma Bulos of Global Women's Water Initiative

    hi there I'm wondering why you chose to use the plastic filters? Are they manufactured locally? Are they shipped in? Also, the truck and fuel costs seem to be a significant part of the budget. Can you go into more detail about this? thanks Gemma

    hi there

    I'm wondering why you chose to use the plastic filters? Are they manufactured locally? Are they shipped in?

    Also, the truck and fuel costs seem to be a significant part of the budget. Can you go into more detail about this?

    thanks
    Gemma

    • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

      Good morning, We chose plastic filters in this region of Honduras, for several reasons: 1.The roads in almost all the communities in Trojes are not paved and in very bad condition. They are very narrow, more like pathways for horses and not vehicles, and when it rains it's very challenging to deliver the materials. 2. Houses in thes...

      Good morning,

      We chose plastic filters in this region of Honduras, for several reasons:

      1.The roads in almost all the communities in Trojes are not paved and in very bad condition. They are very narrow, more like pathways for horses and not vehicles, and when it rains it's very challenging to deliver the materials.
      2. Houses in these communities are very dispersed.To get from one house to another is a 30 minute walk or more in some cases. For these communities, plastic rather than concrete filters is more practical. To transport, PWW can fit more in one truck ( 20 filters at a time versus 7-8 concrete filters) and there is the difference in weight ( the concrete are 175 pounds and the plastic are only 25 pounds). The plastic filters are easy to carry in the community especially when they need to be carried by hand. The plastic filter reduces accidents ( both employees and beneficiaries) , with less back pain due to the heavy weight of the concrete.
      3. The plastic filters are manufactured in the U.S. and imported to Honduras

      Cost of the fuel:

      1.The cost of fuel in Honduras is increasing every week. It is more expensive in Trojes then in the capital of Tegucigalpa.
      2. The distance to each community is about a one to two hour drive from the PWW office. If the vehicle is loaded with materials (filters and sand) it consumes more fuel then when going back to give trainings.
      3. The project has several phases which means several trips to just one community: base line survey, socialization, community agent trainings, filter delivery, filter installation , monitoring, hygiene trainings, de worming, latrine construction, and water analysis.

      Thanks!
      Jamin

      • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

        are the filters stacked (bulk packed) or individually packed? from the design document, could be either. any installation like fitting the outlet/pipe? thanks, rajesh

        are the filters stacked (bulk packed) or individually packed?
        from the design document, could be either.

        any installation like fitting the outlet/pipe?

        thanks,
        rajesh

        • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

          Good morning, The filters are bulk packed. The outlet pipe comes separate from the filter and is very easy to install. This allows us to stack the filters when transporting them. Jamin

          Good morning,

          The filters are bulk packed. The outlet pipe comes separate from the filter and is very easy to install. This allows us to stack the filters when transporting them.

          Jamin

      • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

        Good morning, The filters are bulk packed. The outlet pipe comes separate from the filter and is very easy to install. This allows us to stack the filters when transporting them. Jamin

        Good morning,

        The filters are bulk packed. The outlet pipe comes separate from the filter and is very easy to install. This allows us to stack the filters when transporting them.

        Jamin

    • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

      are the filters stacked (bulk packed) or individually packed? from the design document, could be either. any installation like fitting the outlet/pipe? thanks, rajesh

      are the filters stacked (bulk packed) or individually packed?
      from the design document, could be either.

      any installation like fitting the outlet/pipe?

      thanks,
      rajesh

      • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

        Good morning, The filters are bulk packed. The outlet pipe comes separate from the filter and is very easy to install. This allows us to stack the filters when transporting them. Jamin

        Good morning,

        The filters are bulk packed. The outlet pipe comes separate from the filter and is very easy to install. This allows us to stack the filters when transporting them.

        Jamin

    • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

      Good morning, The filters are bulk packed. The outlet pipe comes separate from the filter and is very easy to install. This allows us to stack the filters when transporting them. Jamin

      Good morning,

      The filters are bulk packed. The outlet pipe comes separate from the filter and is very easy to install. This allows us to stack the filters when transporting them.

      Jamin

  • 2 participants | show more

    Reporting progress

    Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

    My question is more regarding communication of implementation progress. I assume that you in Vermont are in close touch with your colleagues and staff in Guatemala. What prevents some news of progress from being reported on the PWX. Could be delays, truck stories, etc. We hear only towards the end after reminders (applies to several org...

    My question is more regarding communication of implementation progress. I assume that you in Vermont are in close touch with your colleagues and staff in Guatemala.

    What prevents some news of progress from being reported on the PWX. Could be delays, truck stories, etc.

    We hear only towards the end after reminders (applies to several orgs, not just you).

    Thanks,
    Rajesh

    • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

      Yes, we are in close contact with our staff in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.One issue is that the reports come from our staff in Trojes and there are at times issues with the Internet (i.e. we were unable to receive photos of the communities for this application as there was no Internet in Trojes for an extended period of time). Also, as the repo...

      Yes, we are in close contact with our staff in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.One issue is that the reports come from our staff in Trojes and there are at times issues with the Internet (i.e. we were unable to receive photos of the communities for this application as there was no Internet in Trojes for an extended period of time). Also, as the reports are coming from Trojes, they need to be translated by staff in Tegucigalpa and then sent to Vermont. These seem to be the major issues, however we are working to set up a better means of communication and consistency so that these reports are quicker and more frequent.

      Thanks,
      Jamin

      • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

        Do they use internet to transmit the Spanish reports or it is postcards, etc? We can be of help if they use the internet - give us a couple of months.

        Do they use internet to transmit the Spanish reports or it is postcards, etc?

        We can be of help if they use the internet - give us a couple of months.

        • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

          Maria and Oscar, our staff members in Tegucigalpa, speak both Spanish and English...I think that they translate them , however I will ask if they use the internet. I am sure that they would welcome the help. Thanks, Jamin

          Maria and Oscar, our staff members in Tegucigalpa, speak both Spanish and English...I think that they translate them , however I will ask if they use the internet. I am sure that they would welcome the help.

          Thanks,
          Jamin

          • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

            Oscar translates the reports and uses the Internet for words he doesn't know...thanks, Jamin

            Oscar translates the reports and uses the Internet for words he doesn't know...thanks, Jamin

        • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

          Oscar translates the reports and uses the Internet for words he doesn't know...thanks, Jamin

          Oscar translates the reports and uses the Internet for words he doesn't know...thanks, Jamin

      • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

        Maria and Oscar, our staff members in Tegucigalpa, speak both Spanish and English...I think that they translate them , however I will ask if they use the internet. I am sure that they would welcome the help. Thanks, Jamin

        Maria and Oscar, our staff members in Tegucigalpa, speak both Spanish and English...I think that they translate them , however I will ask if they use the internet. I am sure that they would welcome the help.

        Thanks,
        Jamin

        • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

          Oscar translates the reports and uses the Internet for words he doesn't know...thanks, Jamin

          Oscar translates the reports and uses the Internet for words he doesn't know...thanks, Jamin

      • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

        Oscar translates the reports and uses the Internet for words he doesn't know...thanks, Jamin

        Oscar translates the reports and uses the Internet for words he doesn't know...thanks, Jamin

    • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

      Do they use internet to transmit the Spanish reports or it is postcards, etc? We can be of help if they use the internet - give us a couple of months.

      Do they use internet to transmit the Spanish reports or it is postcards, etc?

      We can be of help if they use the internet - give us a couple of months.

      • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

        Maria and Oscar, our staff members in Tegucigalpa, speak both Spanish and English...I think that they translate them , however I will ask if they use the internet. I am sure that they would welcome the help. Thanks, Jamin

        Maria and Oscar, our staff members in Tegucigalpa, speak both Spanish and English...I think that they translate them , however I will ask if they use the internet. I am sure that they would welcome the help.

        Thanks,
        Jamin

        • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

          Oscar translates the reports and uses the Internet for words he doesn't know...thanks, Jamin

          Oscar translates the reports and uses the Internet for words he doesn't know...thanks, Jamin

      • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

        Oscar translates the reports and uses the Internet for words he doesn't know...thanks, Jamin

        Oscar translates the reports and uses the Internet for words he doesn't know...thanks, Jamin

    • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

      Maria and Oscar, our staff members in Tegucigalpa, speak both Spanish and English...I think that they translate them , however I will ask if they use the internet. I am sure that they would welcome the help. Thanks, Jamin

      Maria and Oscar, our staff members in Tegucigalpa, speak both Spanish and English...I think that they translate them , however I will ask if they use the internet. I am sure that they would welcome the help.

      Thanks,
      Jamin

      • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

        Oscar translates the reports and uses the Internet for words he doesn't know...thanks, Jamin

        Oscar translates the reports and uses the Internet for words he doesn't know...thanks, Jamin

    • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

      Oscar translates the reports and uses the Internet for words he doesn't know...thanks, Jamin

      Oscar translates the reports and uses the Internet for words he doesn't know...thanks, Jamin

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    Technology and past project results

    Lynn Roberts of Agua Para La Salud (APLS)

    Would you post a design of your sand filter; elaborate on the contact time with the community for the educational element; and give some information on other projects completed and the degree of long term use of the filters? Thanks ....Lynn

    Would you post a design of your sand filter; elaborate on the contact time with the community for the educational element; and give some information on other projects completed and the degree of long term use of the filters? Thanks ....Lynn

    • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

      Good morning, Thank you for your thoughts and questions. I have uploaded a document which gives technical information on the bio sand filter. Concerning the amount of time spent on educational activities with the communities, for the families in the communities with the workshops combined it works out to be 3 days of education. For the ...

      Good morning,

      Thank you for your thoughts and questions. I have uploaded a document which gives technical information on the bio sand filter. Concerning the amount of time spent on educational activities with the communities, for the families in the communities with the workshops combined it works out to be 3 days of education. For the Community Agent program, there is one day of tutorial and class room time, and then the following day is hands on work in the communities. For the teacher training, there is a one day workshop on hand washing, which they need to replicate the next day to show PWW staff that they are able to cover the material properly.

      Pure Water has been working in Honduras since the late 1990's. Our work in Trojes began in 2008 with a partnership with UNICEF to work in 32 communities located in this Municipality. Pure Water has had volunteers complete studies on previous projects which show continued use of the filters, yet we have seen areas for improvement more specifically in educational training. Since our work began in Trojes, our volunteers and staff members have done monitoring in the communities from the first Trojes communities completed in 2009 to more recent communties completed in 2010. We are finding that the filters are being maintained and used correctly. The increased education has benefited these communties and Pure Water is working to incorporate more follow- up to ensure that the education and behavioral change has truly taken hold in the communities- thus making a more sustainable project. Pure Water will also be going back to older projects in other areas of Honduras to follow up on filters use and continuence of educational learnings.

      There are also several completed projects and reports through PWX which will give a good idea of our project process. Please feel free to review those.

      Thanks!
      Jamin Peck
      Pure Water for the World

      • Lynn Roberts of Agua Para La Salud (APLS)

        Thanks Jamin....Where did you upload the file. Cannot find it....Lynn

        Thanks Jamin....Where did you upload the file. Cannot find it....Lynn

        • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

          It is the pdf under the additional documents section. Jamin

          It is the pdf under the additional documents section.

          Jamin

          • Lynn Roberts of Agua Para La Salud (APLS)

            Gracias....Lynn

            Gracias....Lynn

            • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

              Could not tell the dimensions from the document (which says 'cement container'). So it is approximate? Do you have the design doc for the plastic container with size info? Thanks, Rajesh

              Could not tell the dimensions from the document (which says 'cement container'). So it is approximate? Do you have the design doc for the plastic container with size info?

              Thanks,
              Rajesh

              • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

                We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter. Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.) Jamin

                We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter.
                Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.)

                Jamin

            • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

              We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter. Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.) Jamin

              We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter.
              Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.)

              Jamin

          • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

            Could not tell the dimensions from the document (which says 'cement container'). So it is approximate? Do you have the design doc for the plastic container with size info? Thanks, Rajesh

            Could not tell the dimensions from the document (which says 'cement container'). So it is approximate? Do you have the design doc for the plastic container with size info?

            Thanks,
            Rajesh

            • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

              We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter. Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.) Jamin

              We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter.
              Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.)

              Jamin

          • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

            We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter. Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.) Jamin

            We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter.
            Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.)

            Jamin

        • Lynn Roberts of Agua Para La Salud (APLS)

          Gracias....Lynn

          Gracias....Lynn

          • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

            Could not tell the dimensions from the document (which says 'cement container'). So it is approximate? Do you have the design doc for the plastic container with size info? Thanks, Rajesh

            Could not tell the dimensions from the document (which says 'cement container'). So it is approximate? Do you have the design doc for the plastic container with size info?

            Thanks,
            Rajesh

            • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

              We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter. Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.) Jamin

              We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter.
              Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.)

              Jamin

          • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

            We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter. Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.) Jamin

            We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter.
            Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.)

            Jamin

        • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

          Could not tell the dimensions from the document (which says 'cement container'). So it is approximate? Do you have the design doc for the plastic container with size info? Thanks, Rajesh

          Could not tell the dimensions from the document (which says 'cement container'). So it is approximate? Do you have the design doc for the plastic container with size info?

          Thanks,
          Rajesh

          • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

            We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter. Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.) Jamin

            We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter.
            Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.)

            Jamin

        • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

          We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter. Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.) Jamin

          We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter.
          Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.)

          Jamin

      • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

        It is the pdf under the additional documents section. Jamin

        It is the pdf under the additional documents section.

        Jamin

        • Lynn Roberts of Agua Para La Salud (APLS)

          Gracias....Lynn

          Gracias....Lynn

          • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

            Could not tell the dimensions from the document (which says 'cement container'). So it is approximate? Do you have the design doc for the plastic container with size info? Thanks, Rajesh

            Could not tell the dimensions from the document (which says 'cement container'). So it is approximate? Do you have the design doc for the plastic container with size info?

            Thanks,
            Rajesh

            • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

              We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter. Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.) Jamin

              We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter.
              Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.)

              Jamin

          • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

            We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter. Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.) Jamin

            We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter.
            Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.)

            Jamin

        • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

          Could not tell the dimensions from the document (which says 'cement container'). So it is approximate? Do you have the design doc for the plastic container with size info? Thanks, Rajesh

          Could not tell the dimensions from the document (which says 'cement container'). So it is approximate? Do you have the design doc for the plastic container with size info?

          Thanks,
          Rajesh

          • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

            We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter. Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.) Jamin

            We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter.
            Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.)

            Jamin

        • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

          We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter. Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.) Jamin

          We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter.
          Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.)

          Jamin

      • Lynn Roberts of Agua Para La Salud (APLS)

        Gracias....Lynn

        Gracias....Lynn

        • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

          Could not tell the dimensions from the document (which says 'cement container'). So it is approximate? Do you have the design doc for the plastic container with size info? Thanks, Rajesh

          Could not tell the dimensions from the document (which says 'cement container'). So it is approximate? Do you have the design doc for the plastic container with size info?

          Thanks,
          Rajesh

          • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

            We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter. Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.) Jamin

            We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter.
            Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.)

            Jamin

        • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

          We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter. Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.) Jamin

          We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter.
          Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.)

          Jamin

      • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

        Could not tell the dimensions from the document (which says 'cement container'). So it is approximate? Do you have the design doc for the plastic container with size info? Thanks, Rajesh

        Could not tell the dimensions from the document (which says 'cement container'). So it is approximate? Do you have the design doc for the plastic container with size info?

        Thanks,
        Rajesh

        • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

          We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter. Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.) Jamin

          We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter.
          Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.)

          Jamin

      • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

        We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter. Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.) Jamin

        We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter.
        Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.)

        Jamin

    • Lynn Roberts of Agua Para La Salud (APLS)

      Thanks Jamin....Where did you upload the file. Cannot find it....Lynn

      Thanks Jamin....Where did you upload the file. Cannot find it....Lynn

      • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

        It is the pdf under the additional documents section. Jamin

        It is the pdf under the additional documents section.

        Jamin

        • Lynn Roberts of Agua Para La Salud (APLS)

          Gracias....Lynn

          Gracias....Lynn

          • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

            Could not tell the dimensions from the document (which says 'cement container'). So it is approximate? Do you have the design doc for the plastic container with size info? Thanks, Rajesh

            Could not tell the dimensions from the document (which says 'cement container'). So it is approximate? Do you have the design doc for the plastic container with size info?

            Thanks,
            Rajesh

            • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

              We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter. Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.) Jamin

              We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter.
              Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.)

              Jamin

          • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

            We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter. Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.) Jamin

            We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter.
            Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.)

            Jamin

        • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

          Could not tell the dimensions from the document (which says 'cement container'). So it is approximate? Do you have the design doc for the plastic container with size info? Thanks, Rajesh

          Could not tell the dimensions from the document (which says 'cement container'). So it is approximate? Do you have the design doc for the plastic container with size info?

          Thanks,
          Rajesh

          • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

            We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter. Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.) Jamin

            We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter.
            Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.)

            Jamin

        • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

          We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter. Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.) Jamin

          We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter.
          Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.)

          Jamin

      • Lynn Roberts of Agua Para La Salud (APLS)

        Gracias....Lynn

        Gracias....Lynn

        • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

          Could not tell the dimensions from the document (which says 'cement container'). So it is approximate? Do you have the design doc for the plastic container with size info? Thanks, Rajesh

          Could not tell the dimensions from the document (which says 'cement container'). So it is approximate? Do you have the design doc for the plastic container with size info?

          Thanks,
          Rajesh

          • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

            We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter. Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.) Jamin

            We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter.
            Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.)

            Jamin

        • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

          We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter. Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.) Jamin

          We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter.
          Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.)

          Jamin

      • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

        Could not tell the dimensions from the document (which says 'cement container'). So it is approximate? Do you have the design doc for the plastic container with size info? Thanks, Rajesh

        Could not tell the dimensions from the document (which says 'cement container'). So it is approximate? Do you have the design doc for the plastic container with size info?

        Thanks,
        Rajesh

        • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

          We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter. Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.) Jamin

          We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter.
          Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.)

          Jamin

      • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

        We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter. Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.) Jamin

        We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter.
        Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.)

        Jamin

    • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

      It is the pdf under the additional documents section. Jamin

      It is the pdf under the additional documents section.

      Jamin

      • Lynn Roberts of Agua Para La Salud (APLS)

        Gracias....Lynn

        Gracias....Lynn

        • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

          Could not tell the dimensions from the document (which says 'cement container'). So it is approximate? Do you have the design doc for the plastic container with size info? Thanks, Rajesh

          Could not tell the dimensions from the document (which says 'cement container'). So it is approximate? Do you have the design doc for the plastic container with size info?

          Thanks,
          Rajesh

          • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

            We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter. Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.) Jamin

            We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter.
            Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.)

            Jamin

        • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

          We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter. Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.) Jamin

          We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter.
          Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.)

          Jamin

      • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

        Could not tell the dimensions from the document (which says 'cement container'). So it is approximate? Do you have the design doc for the plastic container with size info? Thanks, Rajesh

        Could not tell the dimensions from the document (which says 'cement container'). So it is approximate? Do you have the design doc for the plastic container with size info?

        Thanks,
        Rajesh

        • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

          We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter. Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.) Jamin

          We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter.
          Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.)

          Jamin

      • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

        We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter. Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.) Jamin

        We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter.
        Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.)

        Jamin

    • Lynn Roberts of Agua Para La Salud (APLS)

      Gracias....Lynn

      Gracias....Lynn

      • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

        Could not tell the dimensions from the document (which says 'cement container'). So it is approximate? Do you have the design doc for the plastic container with size info? Thanks, Rajesh

        Could not tell the dimensions from the document (which says 'cement container'). So it is approximate? Do you have the design doc for the plastic container with size info?

        Thanks,
        Rajesh

        • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

          We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter. Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.) Jamin

          We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter.
          Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.)

          Jamin

      • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

        We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter. Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.) Jamin

        We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter.
        Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.)

        Jamin

    • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

      Could not tell the dimensions from the document (which says 'cement container'). So it is approximate? Do you have the design doc for the plastic container with size info? Thanks, Rajesh

      Could not tell the dimensions from the document (which says 'cement container'). So it is approximate? Do you have the design doc for the plastic container with size info?

      Thanks,
      Rajesh

      • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

        We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter. Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.) Jamin

        We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter.
        Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.)

        Jamin

    • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

      We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter. Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.) Jamin

      We do not have the design document, but here are the dimensions of the filter.
      Height - .77m (approx 30.5 inches), diameter - .42m (approx 16.5 inches) Weight: Empty - 3.6kg (8 lbs.), Filled – 63.5kg (140 lbs.)

      Jamin

  • Rating: 8

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    The tracking system is not clear to assess the current status of the historical projects. As years pass water sources and toilets, flush or ecosan, would run down due to poor maintenance. Several issues like mismanagement, community contributions and as the implementers pull out the projects may also result in closing down of projects. Each filter distributed and each toilet constructed should have its own ID number to track. It is advisable to give a status report of all the historical projects in the background section perhaps or upload reports during the next application round as Project Well publishes brief report in the annual newsletter.

  • Rating: 6

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    although i think this is a comprehensive program, I understand the reasons around choosing the plastic filters and they are absolutely legitimate, but I just have a little issue with the plastic filters simply because they have to be shipped in and are because they are not being built locally, there isn't infusion in the local economy.

  • Rating: 9

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    Having personally seen conditions in rural Honduras I see this projects as a basic need to save lives in a difficult situation of very slow response by the government and international institutions to deal with more expensive solutions such as subsidized well drilling and village water systems. The geology of these areas also requires the use of surface waters and streams for human consumption which makes household filtration the most economic alternative at present.

  • Rating: 4

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    Household treatment could play an important role in improving water quality in regions such as Honduras, but this application still has unanswered questions.

    There is no information presented on the effectiveness of the household bio filters. Studies I have read indicate that the flow rate slows down dramatically over time and that pathogen removal is not guaranteed.

    The sustainability of the project would seem to depend on the ongoing use if the filters and the willingness of families to purchase filters, but it seems unclear if this is a likely outcome.

    While we are sympathetic to the high cost of transportation in rural areas, the transportation costs (including truck and motorcycle rental) seem disproportionate.

  • Rating: 7

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    I understand some of the challenges they are facing with implementation of sanitation. However, would like to see them continue to strive and experiment in this area.

    Importing BSF filters is a model that i have concerns about, this could be designed and implemented locally, many examples in PWX and outside (such as Potters for Peace).

  • Rating: 8

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    I like the number of people you are serving and the part of having them pay for part of the cost. Would like to see you post the training programs. It seems to me that you need to do continuous training on the use of the filters and there are plans to do so.

Name Status Completion Date Amount Assigned
Hygiene Education and Clean Water Program I for 3 Communities of Trojes, Honduras Complete - Successful May 2012 $25,010