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Home water treatment

The most common ways of home water treatment are: boiling water for at least 10 minutes, disinfecting water with chlorine or making use of water filters. During the years we have learned that in most cases the use of low-cost water filters is the most simple and cost-effective option for home water treatment. The use of Chlorine is commonly promoted in emergency situations, however calculating the right and safe dosifications requires water sampling and skillful experts. To save time and fuel people get used to boiling water for less than a minute, which allows parasite eggs to survive. We have not found a way to effectively change this habit. The low-cost water filters available in Ecuador are robust, easy to use and maintain.)

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