Assessment of biosand filter performance in rural communities in southern coastal Nicaragua: an evaluation of 199 households.

@article{Fiore2010AssessmentOB,
  title={Assessment of biosand filter performance in rural communities in southern coastal Nicaragua: an evaluation of 199 households.},
  author={Maria Luiza de Mattos Fiore and Kailey Minnings and Louis D. Fiore},
  journal={Rural and remote health},
  year={2010},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={1483}
}
INTRODUCTION Lack of access to safe drinking water is a major health issue for more than one billion people globally. In areas where community-wide water treatment is not possible, point-of-use (POU) solutions are necessary. The biosand filter (BSF) is one of several such POU technologies available to treat water in the home to reduce the risk of infection. This study was conducted to evaluate the use and performance of BSFs in the rural communities surrounding San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua… CONTINUE READING

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