Women & Children
Biosand water filtration systems strain pathogens and suspend solids. The unsafe water filters through sand with bacteria and other micro-organisms.
Specifically designed for household use in locations where water is readily accessible, eg. from creeks, streams.
Project construction duration
4 weeks (installment for 10-15 homes)
Level of maintenance
FIJI Water Foundation
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade representatives visiting the site in July 2016
A request for storage tanks was sent in 2014 by the Ba rural health office. A field assessment highlighted the need for water quality solutions as heavy rainfall was bringing muddy contaminated water. Thanks to ongoing support from the Fiji Water Foundation, a 5000L storage tank and two sets of biosand filteration systems were built to cater for the drinking needs of Rara village. Gravel was sourced from the Nalotawa Riverbed, a 2 hour hike through hilly terrain. This project was made possible with funding from the Fiji Water Foundation and Rotary club donations.