Each water tower is designed for quick construction, one-day installation and manual maintenance. It can operate without power, yet this simple tower makes a powerful difference—serving a community of 1.000 with 10.000 liters a day of water meeting World Health Organization standards for clean water.
The tower’s UF filter incorporates a hollow fiber membrane inside a protective canister. As water enters through the canister, the filtration process removes bacteria, protozoa, viruses, pathogens and other contaminates greater than 0.1 micron. The result: crystal clean drinking water.
Maintenance is easy. The filter is cleaned periodically using a simple manual procedure. Filters typically last seven to 10 years.
Mounted around the water tower are soap dishes where children can wash their hands after using the latrine, playing, and before eating.
Waterdrop volunteers help train community members on system operation and maintenance and educate children on hygiene. Local organizations visit the site three times a year over the next five years to check performance and continue education.
The result: a sustainable, green solution that helps people in rural areas meet the challenge of access to clean water.