Costs of small community water treatment
What is an approximate cost of extending a community water purification system (e.g simple UV treatment) to a rural community? In an urban community?
The following organisations may have cost information on small community treatment systems:
Living Waters for the World contact form, they install community water treatment systems, typical costs:
Installation Cost: hardware - $3000; additional costs, i.e., tank stand or building materials, may occur in some cases
Operational costs, incl. replacement parts (excluding labor): per 100,000 gallons: one-half cent to one cent per gallon
Innovative Water Technologies, Inc. (IWT), they produce Sunspring®, a solar powered, portable, self-contained water purification system
Healing Waters International - Water Treatment Solutions
Practica Foundation, NL - they are working on small scale reverse osmosis
Daniel W. Smith, Program Officer at the Millennium Water Alliance, has written a report (in Spanish only) outlining a framework and certain technologies for small scale drinking water treatment that he worked on with Water for People - Peru, titled:
Estudio: Alternativas para la potabilización de agua en sistemas comunitarios sirviendo a poblaciones de 80 a 200 habitantes
For a copy pls contact him at: daniel.smith [at] mwawater.org
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