Biological removal of iron from well-handpump water supplies
Groundwater can be easily abstracted and safe to drink — if iron is present, it can also look and taste extremely unpleasant. Filter designs for use with handpumps have been around for a while now — is the latest model more user-friendly?
Assumptions and realities in water and sanitation programmes
Water supply and sanitation programmes are based on many assumptions. Whilst there is much that is truth, the need to question them has never been stronger.
Groundwater – potential but not panacea
Iron in handpump water supplies: prevention or cure?
It is unlikely that the consumption of iron-contaminated water will result in health problems, however the taste and colour are putting consumers off this source. In order to ensure consumers do not choose more attractive, yet dangerously contaminated water sources, work is underway to explore the options available for removing the iron. This article addresses the need for iron removal and offers suggestions as to how it may be achieved.