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Asia Transpacific Journeys

Water Carts

Providing clean water and promoting community health

The job of water vendor is an ancient one in Asia. Traditionally, local men take pots, cans or buckets to a stream or pond. They fill these receptacles with water, then push the cart around the village and sell the water. Unfortunately the sources from which they draw are usually contaminated with bacteria and protozoa, which causes severe, even life-threatening illness in humans.

In 2009 we began supplying water vendors with upgraded, sanitary carts, which carries clean, filtered water (using our ceramic water filters) into village homes. This keeps traditional water vendors in business, improves the quality of the product they sell, and protects the health of the communities that the vendors serve.