Drinking water for Peru
The plan is to install SkyHydrant water filters to supply schools and communities in remote areas of Peru with drinking water.

A hygienic drinking water supply and wastewater disposal system are still not a fact of life for a large part of the Peruvian population. In order to improve the situation for especially underprivileged groups, Siemens Stiftung has joined forces with the German agency for international cooperation Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to support a project organized by the non-governmental organization Alumbrando.

The plan is to install SkyHydrant water filters to supply schools and communities in remote areas of Peru with drinking water. The mobile water filter systems remove suspended solids, impurities, bacteria, and pathogens and are able to purify up to 1,000 liters of raw water per hour without being connected to the electricity grid. In addition, the project raises local awareness of the importance of health and hygiene practices.

Members of the community are informed about the topic of hygiene and trained in operating the filters. They can then pass on their knowledge to others in the community, particularly schools, allowing residents to take charge of the maintenance of the basic technology.