Submitted by: Together Rural Development Solidarity
Implemented country: Uganda
Title: Bio Sand Filters in order to get clear water
One of the biggest problems in Uganda is the scarcity of clean drinking water. The only source is the river Minela and a few tanks. In fact, people have to cover great distances in order to get clean water. Now the availability of bio sand filters will bring the surface water to an acceptable level. The main aim of this project is to provide households with drinkable water and to protect the consumers from diseases. Theses bio sand filters are quite cheap, easy to handle and repair, and durable. It is also expected that neighboring regions will replicate this technology.