Against contaminated water, a French-made fountain


The Safe Water Cube, created by French engineer Jean-Paul Augereau, is a water purification system. Some twenty of these boxes have already been installed in Morocco, India and Haiti.

The 1.2 meter cubed stainless steel container has five different filters including sand and carbon. According to its creator, it makes all surface water, even muddy, drinkable. It also destroys "all the viruses and bacteria responsible for diarrhea, dysentery, cholera and hepatitis, without destroying the minerals in the water" purifying up to 1000 liters per hour without electrical energy.

The fountain costs 5500 euros. It is financed by NGOs, companies foundations or private donations.

 According to the UN, 10% of the world's population lacks access to safe drinking water, many having to travel miles to find a safe water source. Every day, around 3,000 children die from diarrheal diseases linked to contaminated water.



 All the article from our Impact Journalism Day special edition are here


Vos Commentaires

Chère/cher internaute,
Afin que vos réactions soient validées sans problème par les modérateurs de L'Orient-Le Jour, nous vous prions de jeter un coup d'oeil à notre charte de modération en cliquant ici.

Nous vous rappelons que les commentaires doivent être des réactions à l'article concerné et que l'espace "réactions" de L'Orient-Le Jour, afin d'éviter tout dérapage, n'est pas un forum de discussion entre internautes.