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Santey Ti Pir

Published October 2014


People Served

Biosand Filters

Recognition Text

mycharity: water

Project Cost


Local Partner

Samaritan's Purse Canada

Field Notes

A note from charity: water's Water Program Manager in Cambodia: “The most fascinating aspects of the BioSand Filter are that there are no moving parts to it and the sand doesn’t have to be replaced. There’s a small basin that might need repair or replacement over time, but these are simple fixes. Just like other water solutions, we know BioSand filters will stop working eventually but what we haven’t been able to figure out is when. The earliest filters were installed in Cambodia in the late ‘90s and they’re still working! So far what we’ve determined is that as long as families are interested in and keep using the filter, it’ll work and provide them with safe drinking water.”

Thanks to you, this community now has access to clean and safe drinking water. They've also been trained by our local partners on safe hygiene practices and basic maintenance of the BioSand Filter.

You may notice that there are multiple families in the community benefiting from the BioSand filter at the household level. Each family using the filter contributed toward their project's construction -- a small fee, but one that helps instill a sense of personal ownership for the project.

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