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Application of a new transport and storage material for improving the quality of drinking water in rural African areas

Application of a new transport and storage material for improving the quality of drinking water in rural African areas

Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique 85(5): 390-394

Although boreholes in rural african areas deliver safe drinking water, there is a daily consumption of water polluted by fecal bacteria. Contamination occurs during transport, storage and domestic allocation of water. This is directly attributable to ignorance of the rules of hygiene, and the use of traditional jars ineffective in maintaining water quality. Their replacement with more modern recipients and the initiation of sanitary education markedly decrease bacterial water contamination, however, WHO standards which define portable water are rarely attained. In fact, it seems that established WHO conditions can only be achieved with piped water or after chemical disinfection.

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