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#Spotlight - Evidence Action - Dispensers for Safe Water
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#Spotlight - Evidence Action - Dispensers for Safe Water

Evidence Action is currently working in Kenya, Malawi and Uganda to provide sustained access to clean water. Their project 'Dispensers for Safe Water' is a seemingly simple solution to the problem of unsafe water in rural and remote communities.

They place chlorine dispensers in the immediate vicinity of wells and other water sources. Community members go to the water source, place their bucket or jerry can under the dispenser, turn the valve to dispense a correctly measured amount of diluted chlorine, and then fill the bucket with water. The chlorine disinfects the water as a community member is walking home, and by the time he or she arrives, much of the chlorine smell has dissipated and they are left with clean, safe water that stays safe for 2-3 days. 

Usage and functionality of all dispensers is closely monitored by Evidence Action field workers who deliver chlorine on motor bikes, and track issues with mobile phones.

Read more about the work Evidence Action are carrying out.

Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 10.05.2017

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