By providing a source of clean, safe drinking water to those in need, we can prevent waterborne disease and circumvent the need to treat it. For those without access to doctors and antibiotics, this prevention is literally life saving.
There are generally two types of water available to individuals and families in developing countries: water that is brought to the home from streams, ponds, rivers, wells, or other similar surface water sources, or water that is processed by a municipal water system. Both types of water are generally contaminated and not suitable for human consumption without causing disease or sickness. Each type requires a specific technological intervention to ensure clean water is available. ACI can provide those interventions.
ACI technologies require no electricity and have no moving parts and are constructed principally of local materials to keep costs low; are produced by local crafts people and/or local manufacturing units to create local jobs and businesses; and provide a value added component that distinguishes them from many other technologies.