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A do-it-yourself technique of disinfecting water with sunlight and soft-drink bottles could save hundreds of thousands of lives a year, the World Health Organization said Thursday.In a campaign to reduce deaths from unhealthy water in developing countries, the UN health agency is promoting a nearly cost-free process called Solar Water Disinfection, or SODIS. The process is simple: Transparent bottles are filled with water and placed horizontally on a flat surface for about five hours. The heat and ultraviolet rays of the sun kill illness-causing microorganisms in polluted water."
Part of saving our environment relies heavily on figuring out new ways to process our natural resources in a self-sustaining, cost effective way. Dean Kamen, the man who brought us the Segway, has just such a solution in the form of a water purification device called the Slingshot. Kamen claims the Slingshot can take nearly any source of moisture--including ocean water, urine or sewage--and quickly turn it into safe drinking water. The Slingshot process operates by means of vapor compression distillation, requires no filters, and can operate using the most efficient fuel known to man: cow dung. In addition to producing drinkable water, the Slingshot also generates enough electricity to light 70 energy-efficient light bulbs.
In many natural disasters as well as man made ones, sourcing drinking water can be a problem. With an APT, all workers as well as victims can be provided with safe drinking water. U.S, U.K and other Governments are issuing guidelines on household safety due to heightened terrorist threats. In the event of any such incident if you have an APT you will be able to use all water sources in the house – storage tank or central heating system - and any outside water source even if contaminated (e.g swimming pools).
Originally posted by yankeerose
Also, my well is 200' deep. I doubt a hand pump would work to get water from the well in a no electricity situation. Any ideas on how to get water out of the well?