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    Safe drinking water for remote areas without electricity Archived Message

    Posted by Mini on 6/25/2005, 10:02 pm

    In the rural areas of the third world countries, 80% diseases are caused by unsafe drinking water. Sometimes, these places do not even have regular and reliable supply of electricity to purify water. We designed and developed a 'Solar Based, Stand Alone, Drinking Water Purification Plant, which needs only sun to run. It can cater to the drinking water needs of the 50 families, as it can purify about 2,500 lit/ 8 hour of sun light.

    Could we pl. know if there are any organizations, who like to fund such plants to the needed communities?

    Some Disturbing Facts and Figures

    - At any time, 1.5 billion people suffer from parasitic worm infections stemming from human excreta (one gramme of faeces can contains:10,000,000 Viruses, 1,000,000 bacteria, 1,000 parasite cysts, 100 parasite eggs.) and solid wastes. These parasites can lead to malnutrition, anaemia and retarded growth.

    - In the past 10 years diarrhoea has killed more children than all the people lost to armed conflict since World War II.

    - In 1998, 308,000 people died from war in Africa, but more than two million (six times as many) died of diarrhoeal disease.

    - In Europe $11 billion is spent each year on ice cream; in USA and Europe, $17 billion is spent on pet food; in Europe $105 billion is spent annually on alcoholic drinks, ten times the amount required to ensure water, sanitation and hygiene for all.

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