Monday, 23 April 2012



Promotion and awareness of water borne diseases and promotion of boiling drinking water and other ways of Water purification is essential if we will get communities safe and clean water. The use of WaterGuard, a cheap chemical water treatment solution needs to be introduced and emphasized. This, along with home-made water filters, needs to be promoted  to ensure water safety. The promotion of WaterGuard (A Cheap Water Treatment Liquid)  and water filters will involve us to involve the communities directly at the point-of-use, showing their effectiveness as well as creating their demand among the end users. WaterGuard needs to be promoted due to its cost effectiveness, as a cheap disinfectant solution (it’s availability, and affordability). 

A bottle of WaterGuard can cost only Ksh. 60(Less than a Dollar) and can disinfect 1000 litres of water, enough for one family for one to two months. This is well within the range of nearly all families.

Water Sanitation Standards

The benefits of providing water can be undermined by poor sanitation or hygiene practices that contaminate water either at the water source or at some stage along the water chain. Every year, nearly 1.8 million people worldwide die from diarrhea caused by dirty water. Typhoid, cholera and other deadly diseases are also spread by contaminated water, bringing the death toll from water-related diseases to a staggering 3.5 million people a year.

Water filtration chambers need to be constructed in the communal water point to reduce bacteriological load.