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Making your water cleaner

A very simple system for providing cleaner water

1989 Available in English

Footsteps magazine issues on a wooden desk.

From: Water – Footsteps 1

How to make the most of limited water resources to improve agriculture and health

1. The 3 pot system

This is a very simple system for providing cleaner water. It will not provide pure water, but some of the diseases will be removed.

DAY 1: Collect 1 pot of water and leave it to settle for 1 day.

DAY 2: Pour off the clear top water into a clean pot and use the remainder for washing.

Collect another pot of water and leave it to settle for 1 day.

2. Using sunlight Many water-borne diseases can be destroyed by simply filling clear glass or plastic bottles with water and leaving them in strong sunlight all day.

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