Thank you for your interest in the almost one billion people around the world who do not have access to safe drinking water.
This web site presents information about the challenges faced by much of the world population to obtain safe drinking water. It highlights the connections of unsafe water and waterborne diseases to sanitation and hygiene. Simple, inexpensive, scientifically vetted and effective methods to detect the presence of the bacteria Escherichia coli (E•coli) in water contaminated with fecal matter will be presented. These methods can be taught to almost anyone in two to four hours regardless of educational background. This bacteria is most often associated with diseases such as cholera, typhoid, hepatitus A virus, polio virus and diarrhea. Also examined are methods to treat water contaminated with the bacteria.