SAWYER PointONE™ INDIVIDUAL CLASSROOM AND FAMILY SYTEMS
Finding solutions for providing clean drinking water to remote places is not a simple or easy process, nor is there only one answer. Although there are many rural river communities in the Peruvian Amazon that have benefited from community water plants, not all are good candidates for this large and relatively expensive option.
In 2013, CONAPAC facilitated a pilot project using Sawyer PointONE™ water filtration systems, placing them in individual homes in three rainforest communities. In 2014, we initiated the Sawyer Classroom Project, setting up Sawyer filter systems in 179 classrooms in schools along the Amazon and Napo Rivers. As new schools come on line we provide each classroom with these filter systems.
The Sawyer Family Program for individual home use was initiated in 2015. Several hundred families have been served so far. Since the filter can be used over and over, a limitless supply of potable water can be produced each day for each family’s individual needs.