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Water Filtration System

The town of Uspantan, Guatemala needed a way to filter the mud and silt from their water system.  The chlorinated water system constructed in 1999 works well during the dry season but during the 6 month rainy season the water arriving from the springs is muddy with silt and other precipate.  Besides looking unappetizing to drink it is also harmful to consume because the dirt preventsvthe chlorine from neutralizing the bacteria in the water.  In 2014 UbF provided $19,000 for the construction of a large community-wide sand and gravel filtration system.  Now the town has clean water all year.

Cotzal Woman  Filtration 

 completed system  


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