Do 80% of Nigerians lack safe drinking water? It’s worse than that
Reblogged from Africa Check blog
Close to 80% of Nigerians lack potable water.
Source: Journalist Dele Sobowale (May 2018)
90.8% of Nigerians’ household drinking water contaminated by E coli bacteria.
- A journalist recently claimed that over 80% of Nigerians lack water that is suitable for drinking.
- A large survey of households published in 2017 found that 90.8% of Nigerians’ drinking water contained some level of E coli bacteria.
- Only 3.7% of Nigerians had good access to clean water that was completely safe to drink.
To continue reading and for more details, see the original article at Africa Check
The Table in the article is from “Nigeria Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2016-17Survey Finding Report October, 2017″
The global MICS programme was developed by UNICEF in the 1990s as an international household survey programme to support countries in the collection of internationally comparable data on a wide range of indicators on the situation of children and women.
Slow Sand Filters for water purification
Slow sand filters are one of the easiest ways to clean water of pathogens and colloidal particles. Building a slow sand filter for home use requires little beyond local materials. A good manual I found that explains the finer points of operation and construction is “Biosand Filter Construction Manual” through CAWST Center for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology that can be downloaded as a pdf file at https://resources.cawst.org/construction-manual/a90b9f50/biosand-filter-construction-manual
UV purification of drinking water
UV from sunlight will kill most bacteria and parasites in six to ten hours in clear plastic one to two liter soda or water bottles if the water is clear. Prefiltering is recommended. Laying bottles on a reflective surface will enhance purification. Larger bottles are not recommended because UV from sunlight is reduced by traveling through a greater depth of water. The larger the bottle, the longer it takes to purify. Source of the image is UNICEF
Additional water filtration and purification information is available in my book Saving Africa from Lies That Kill on Amazon and on this blog site.