Water Filter Instructions (Tetum)
Oinsa Hamos Ember no Filtro Be’e Halo mamuk ember bo’ot iha leten.
Fase tiha ita limanFoti sai Filtro Be’e husi ember laran.
Fase Filtro Be’e labele uza sabaun ou rinso.Uza escova nehan nian hodi hamos filtro be’e.
Escova filtro hotu fase ho be’e mos.
Filtro nebe fase mos ona bele habai iha loron manas to’o maran (maran diak-filtro diak liu tan).
Fase ember ho be’e mos no uza rinso.
Monta fali Filtro be’e ba ember laran.10. Ense be’e mos iha ember filtro nian tais ba ember ki’ik hodi hemu.
Luro-Leeton 9 de Junho de 2009.
The community was interested in ways to purify the water to reduce the need to boil it.
To try and supply each rural household with a cheap & effective water filtration system
To try and reduce the incidence of dysentery which is a major cause of death in Luro children and provide clean drinking water to the community.
The water filter system uses 2 buckets and a ceramic candle filter. One bucket sits on top of the other. The candle filter works like a purification sieve allowing water to be filtered from the top bucket into the bottom bucket.
The candle filter is made in Melbourne and transported via a Rotary organised shipping container to Dili. The buckets & tap are sourced locally in Dili.
Our Community Coordinator Helena Soares oversees the assembly and distribution to the remote villages, 5 hours walk from Luro.
In general water is sourced from natural springs or bores in the Luro Sub District.
The water is piped down the hill to several tap stands around the village and Community members collect water in containers and return with them to their homes for use.
While the water is relatively clean at the source, microbial contamination can occur through the pipes or from unclean storage containers and so it is common practice to boil the water before use. In addition bottled water is often purchased as it is “faster than filtering or purifying water to drink.
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