Working on the lines of WaSH by UNICEF, we have undertaken the ‘Livinguard Filter’ project for providing sanitation and potable water to people living in remote areas of India. Under this project, we have worked on installing community water purifiers in Nagla village, Uttar Pradesh.
These community filters are manufactured by Livinguard. Livinguard’s patented technology turns textiles and other substrates into self-disinfectants. This technology powerfully fights microbes, while still being gentle and safe for humans and the environment. They purify water in four stages. The first step is pre-filtration against dirt and turbidity, followed by activated carbon treatment against odour and organic material. The third step involves using rechargeable resin for reducing arsenic/fluoride/hardness, followed by the last and most important step of all: using a Livinguard filtration candle to eliminate microbes completely. After this process is finished, the final product left with us is safe and potable water.
This technology is tested and certified by US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and NSF International. It does not require electricity and it doesn’t waste water like RO filters do. We are currently testing this technology by installing a 100 LPH community filter under our pilot project. We expect to expand our project in the future to more areas in need of clean water.