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Slow-sand Water Filters for Berlin, El Salvador Contact: Don Hampton Home: 515-961-6808 Cell: 515-490-6888

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1 Slow-sand Water Filters for Berlin, El Salvador Contact: Don Hampton Home: Cell:

2 Matching Grant #62260 Indianola Club #2251 and San Miguel, El Salvador Club working to provide: 400 slow-sand water filters for El Salvador

3 ● We use potable water to wash our clothes, bathe, flush toilets and water our lawns. ● We need only to turn on the faucet and we have clean water. We Take Clean Water for Granted

4 ● 50% of the world population lacks access to clean water. ● 80% of all illnesses in developing countries are the result of contaminated water. ● Three million people die each year as a result of drinking contaminated water. ● The majority of these deaths and illnesses occur in children. The World Reality:

5 The Solution A slow sand filter designed by Dr. David Manz, University of Calgary and tested at both MIT and Dartmouth Capable of removing 98 to 100% of contaminants such as parasites, worms and fecal matter: There are over 10,000 systems installed in various countries including Honduras and Haiti and now El Salvador

6 The Filter Made from concrete and is about the size of an office water cooler. Water is poured over a diffuser plate. Water filters through the sand and gravel Clean water is forced through a PVC pipe and into a sanitary bucket.

7 The Benefits Low cost per filter – $80 Reliability – no moving or replacement parts Maintenance – little to no on-going maintenance No power needed Simple to use – one hour of instruction per family Made from in-country materials Average life span of 15 to 20 years

8 Thank You A family who benefited.

9 Contact Information Don Hampton Home: Cell:


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