In the industrialized word, small numbers of bio-sand filters are sold to the owners of holiday homes or cabins in remote areas. Large, complicated and computer-controlled units are used by small industries, town water supplies or agricultural enterprises. However, in its simplest form, the bio-sand filter is almost exclusively promoted for use by individual families living in developing countries.
Obviously, the bio-sand filter doesn’t provide a solution for every water problem. However, its potential is amazing and it is worth considering how the technology can be best implemented, such as through:
- Small-scale micro-projects;
- Mass approach;
- During emergencies.
Click on the links on the left to examine each situation in more detail. The best type of filter for each situation is also discussed.