Access to clean water is one of the biggest issues in our modern world. According to the WHO and UNICEF, 3 in 10 people worldwide lack access to safe, readily available water at home. And safe drinking water is a challenge for nearly a billion people around the world every day. Not to mention that waterborne diseases remain a leading cause of illness and death in the developing world. We believe it’s time that innocent children stop dying due to diseases caused by unsafe water.
Thanks to the P&G Purifier of Water from AVC, you can now provide people with an easy water purification solution that pulls the dirt and contaminants out of the unclean water like a magnet. P&G works with many partners to provide clean water to improve health and reduce illnesses caused by contaminated water.
What is the P&G Purifier of Water?
- The P&G Purifier of Water is a powdered water purification technology packaged in a four-gram packet
- The P&G Purifier of Water is made up of the same ingredients used in municipal water treatment systems
- It provides a visible signal that the water is getting cleaner, even in highly turbid water, and this increases user confidence
- It also provides residual chlorination so that the water will remain usable for about a day
- The portability of the lightweight packets makes them a viable option for distribution to victims of emergencies and natural disasters or hard-to-reach rural areas
- Only simple, readily available household implements such as buckets, stirring sticks, and filter cloths are needed to use the P&G packets
How to use the P&G Purifier of Water?
- Add the contents of one packet to 10 liters (2.5 gallons) of water and stir to begin the process of precipitation and coagulation
- Stir for five minutes until floc forms and the water becomes clear
- Let it rest for five minutes
- Filter water through a clean, 100% cotton cloth and dispose of separated floc in the latrine
- Wait 20 minutes before drinking the water to allow for complete disinfection
- Store in a suitable container to prevent recontamination