Over at kikuyumoja’s realm, JKE makes a water filter using little more than a couple of plastic containers, a ceramic element and loads of ingenuity.
This is an great way to solve the problem of obtaining potable water in places with a plentiful supply of untreated water.
29 thoughts on “How to make a home-made water filter.”
Great idea! The ceramic filters filter around 1 liter of water an hour or so. To speed up the filtration you can add a couple more into your buckets.
-Mark (Kenya Peace Corps Volunteer)
I’ve meanwhile modified the filter and bought a better filter candle as well a better (plastic) tap.
I made these as a PCV in Kenya in the early 90s. A great modification I made to this plan was to put a tap on the bottom bucket, which allows you to keep the filtered water clean. Don’t have to dip an unclean cup into it.
can i have a list of matriels and steps to make this filter.
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That’s Great !
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Me and my friend have to build a homemade water purifier do you think you can tell us how to make this???
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direction for installation is labelled on the system
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Your purifier sucks so bad if i was making a purifier it wouldnt suck as bad as yours because i am god
Very good idea, we promoted this idea already some years ago in Western Kenya and our project made many thousands of it.
The system is known under the name ‘Kisii filter Bucket’
for more info, google for ‘kisii filer’ or visit our website http://www.handpump.org
we can also supply you with the necessary filter candles and taps.
Paul van Beers
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“Kisii Water Filter”!? I should have promoted it more in 1990 and then I could have called it the “Takaungu Water Filter”! The filters were available in many shops in all the major shops in Kenya.
I read some of the comments, and I was sad to see that people have to put down your home-made water filter. I own a whole house water filter and it cost me over $1,000, but since I live in an older home, it cost me almost the same to install it! Frankly, if folks can’t afford to buy a water filter, why not use a home made one. I have nothing against a quality water filter and I use them. Most folks won’t have the trouble I do with the cost of installation, and drinking filters are not expensive at all to install.
anyway…good work…Ntwiga. Also, I realize that not everyone lives in a country or have the resources to use the quality water filters.
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When working in Sudan in the 1980s all the Across stations had water filters made like this. We used two or three candles to speed up the rate of filtration.