This water filter consists of a porous, pot-shaped ceramic filter element infused with silver particles. The clay pores act as a physical barrier to suspend sendiment and micro-organisms and the silver acts to prevent bacterial growth. The ceramic pot is set in a plastic receptacle tank with a lid and spigot to protect filtered water from recontamination.
Raw water seeps through the ceramic pot using gravity, filtering its 10-litre volume in three to five hours to produce safe, drinkable water. The filter can produce 30 litres of water per day with three fillings. Periodic maintenance is required when the flow rate slows by scrubbing the ceramic pot with a plastic brush and rinsing it with non-soapy water. The plastic tank can be washed with soapy water and clean sponge.
Filters are guaranteed for two years
The ceramic filter element:
- weight: 4.6 kg
- raw water storage: 10 litres
- flow rate: 2.5 - 4.5 litre/hour
Receptacle tank and lid:
- material: food grade plastic
- color: translucent white/blue
- clean water storage: 14 litres
- includes brush for cleaning
- includes instruction guide (in Khmer or English)
- includes spigot
Periodic cleaning for the clay pot by scrubbing with sponge and rinsing with non-soapy water.