Hand-operated water filtration plant

A new, robust, easy to maintain water filtration system that delivers potable water from virus and bacteria contaminated sources has been developed to meet the needs of rural communities.
The Wellcure multi-stage auto-chlorinator is hand-operated and can be placed in running water, dams, lakes and other water reservoirs. Water is firstly pu A new, robust, easy to maintain water filtration system that delivers potable water from virus and bacteria contaminated sources has been developed to meet the needs of rural communities.
The Wellcure multi-stage auto-chlorinator is hand-operated and can be placed in running water, dams, lakes and other water reservoirs. Water is firstly pumped through six separate filtration stages where solids are removed, then passes through a pre-set and sealed dosing device that chlorinates the fluid with a regulated amount of chlorine solution, eradicating waterborne virus and bacteria, including cholera causing bacteria. Treated water is discharged into a 500 litre holding tank, ready to be used.
The chlorinator is flow controlled, so no matter how little water is pumped, by cranking two rotary handles, the amount of chlorine injected into the flow remains constant. The unit is rust free and maintenance is on a level that can be handled by villagers themselves, after a short training programme during installation.
The system is manufactured by P G Drilling, a South African manufacturer of drilling equipment and distributed by Gijima-MCC, a company with a strong focus in water and sanitation solutions for cholera infected areas, rural areas and low cost housing.
Included in the price of around USD3,750 is all filtration media and piping, a chlorine solution canister and mixing chamber, dosing mechanism, foot stands, rotary hand pump with a capacity of 27l/minute, pump head and element and the holding tank.
Gijima-MCC: Tel +27- 11- 310 2332; fax +27- 11- 310 1988; adrian.gijima@mccgroup.co.za