DIY Water Filter

Author avatarTimm Wille | Last edit 9/12/2019 by Clementflipo

How to build a simple 3 bucket water filter
Difficulty
Easy
Duration
5 hour(s)
Categories
Food & Agriculture, Health & Wellbeing, Science & Biology
Cost
5 USD ($)
Other languages:
English

Introduction

Simple, robust, low cost, local materials
A three bucket filter for making almost any water safe to drink, using no to low cost materials and basic tools. Filmed and deployed at the Rhino refugee camp in northern Uganda, where we are training South Sudanese and Congolese refugees how to build their own low tech alternative infrastructure from recycled and repurposed materials.

Video overview

Materials

  • 3-5 Buckets (with lids)
  • Textile
  • Mesh (small, medium, big)
  • Glue
  • Wood
  • Nails
  • Rubber/Twine
  • Water

Tools

  • Knife
  • Saw
  • Hammer
  • Tape measure
  • Grinder/traditional wooden mortar pestole

Step 1 - Unterstanding the system

[1]Video

opensourcelowtech.org

Step 2 - Some usefull tips & tricks

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