Boiling the contaminated water eliminates the bacteria, but it is time consuming and requires gathering wood and heating the water on an open fire. The wood fires cause problems for the environment and are dangerous for the little children who sometimes get burned by the open fire and scalding water.
The ceramic clean water filters, developed by International Development Enterprises, a non-profit organization, are safe and effective. The filters, made in Cambodia, are thoroughly tested to ensure that they produce safe drinking water that meets World Health Organization standards.
Gordon Nixon, President and CEO, RBC
Lack of access to clean fresh water is considered to be one of the major threats to human health.