Washington, Sep 9: An ambitious project including more than 100 organizations and governments, led by Procter and Gamble’s nonprofit program, Children’s Safe Drinking Water, has resulted in wide distribution of water-purification sachets the size of a fast-food ketchup packet.
CSDW Manager Allison Tummon Kamphuis, R.N., M.B.A., said that the real key to us achieving numbers like that and providing that much water and having the estimated health impact that we report is really partnership.
CSDW reached a milestone in May, when the packets, called the P and G Purifier of Water, produced their 6 billionth quart of sparkling clean water.
Kamphuis said that they call it a mini-water-treatment plant in a packet.
The powder essentially performs the job of a municipal treatment facility but on a much smaller – and portable – scale.
The process involves pouring the contents of one packet, which weighs less than an ounce, into a bucket of 10 quarts of water and stirring. Dirt, parasites and other material drop to the bottom and disease-causing microbes die. (ANI)