WHY WAS HYDRATED WORLD CREATED?
We wanted to create a business that could help people suffering from absence of necessity: Water.
IS HYDRATED WORLD A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION?
No, Hydrated World is a for-profit organization. This was a deliberate decision for one main reason: as a for-profit, we can become scalable. The autonomy has allowed us to grow at a faster rate and provide sustainable results in regions of the world that need it most.
WHAT TYPE OF WATER PROJECTS DOES HYDRATED WORLD PROVIDE?
Biosand Filters (BSF). The filter container is typically made of concrete and is filled with layers of sand and gravel. The sand removes pathogens (micro-organisms in water that make us sick) and suspended solids (such as dirt) from contaminated drinking water. A biological community of bacteria and microorganisms grows in the top 2 cm of the sand (this is called the bio-layer). The microorganisms consume many of the pathogens in the water. The BSF has been studied in the field and in labs and has been shown to remove up to 100% of helminths (worms), up to 100% of protozoa (some protozoa are human parasites, causing diseases such as malaria and dysentery), up to 98.5% of bacteria, and 70-99% of viruses from contaminated water. BSF are constructed from 100% local materials in regions of Africa where they’re made and distributed. No chemicals are required to treat the water and the design is robust, lasting up to 30 years.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR SOMEONE TO GET WATER ONCE I MAKE A PURCHASE?
Approximately 3-4 weeks. It depends on how many purchases are made.
HOW LONG WILL A PROJECT PROVIDE CLEAN WATER?
25-30 years. Every project provides about 20,000 (L) of water/year. On average, a project will provide enough water for 10 people.