Wikipedia “Water supply and sanitation in Haiti”

Haiti faces key challenges in the water supply and sanitation sector: Notably, access to public services is very low, their quality is inadequate and public institutions remain very weak despite foreign aid and the government's declared intent to strengthen the sector's institutions. Foreign and Haitian NGOs play an important role in the sector, especially in rural and urban slum areas. Contents:

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Lifewater Canada

An organization that trains and equips the rural poor in Africa to drill wells and build washrooms.

Extensive site with a Downloads for: 
Handpumps for Safe Drinking Water
Water drills: LS100 and LS200, Bush Pump, Afridev.

Water Well Tutorial, with a 38 section technical manual on  well construction. Manual can be downloaded in English and Spanish. Information on hand pumps, removing suspended particulates. The documents are revised frequently; Lifewater recommends accessing their site for current updates.

Lifewater Canada 307 Euclid Avenue, Suite 194, Thunder Bay, ON, P7E 6G6

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International Action

International Action installs large water systems in municipal systems, hospitals and schools, most near or in Port-au-Prince. Special tablet chlorinators operate on the gravity flow of water from water sources. Designed and provided by NORWECO, Norwalk, OH; they are simple to install, easy to operate and trouble-free to maintain. The chlorine tablets are designed to be stable and safe. International Action chlorine tablets are reasonable in cost - in Jalousie for 50,000 people the price per month is $50 or less than one cent per person per month – they are provided by Arch Chemicals a world leader firm in water sensitization, located in Norwalk, CT. 

International Action       
808 "L" St. SE
Washington, D.C. 20003                                                                               
(202) 488-0735

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Colorado Haiti Project (CHP)

A state wide Episcopal project organized to work with communities in Petit Trou de Nippes, 80 miles west of Port-au-Prince. Their largest project is to supply clean water by digging a series of wells, providing household water filters, and using the woman who work through the Community Health Initiative to educate families.

Colorado Haiti Project
4141 Arapahoe Avenue Suite 208
Boulder, Colorado 80303
(303) 938-5021

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Clean Water for Haiti

Clean Water for Haiti (CWH) is a volunteer run, faith based missions and humanitarian aide organization  registered non-profit organization in Canada and the US, CWH works to provide sustainable solutions to the water crisis in Haiti.                                                                  

The CWH Biosand filter project provides a simple, effective, and affordable solution to the lack of clean water.  The household slow sand Biosand filter is a simple design that uses readily available materials, has easy production, and transportation. With minimal maintenance a Biosand filter can work effectively for over 20 years and can be manufactured, delivered and installed for about $40 US.                                 

Several times each year, they have Technician Training classes for other organizations to start their Biosand filter project. Students learn about water contamination, water treatment, how to build, install and maintain the filters, and the necessary tools to provide good user education.

Executive Director: Chris Rolling -
Haiti Base: 509-2547-3210 ( Pierre Payen, Haiti )
Cell phone: 509-3718-8019                                    

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This simple and effective drinking water treatment is manufactured to control the purity of water. The convenient, rapidly dissolving tablets instantly kills most contaminants. Regular use in your water system prevents the growth of fungus, algae, and bacteria. Each tablet treats 7 gallons, with each box having enough tablets to treat 224 gallons. For use whenever you are unsure of water purity. No after taste.

Boater’s World     1-877-690-0004

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