Dispensers for Safe Water

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), Evidence Action

Chlorine dispensers are placed in the immediate vicinity of wells and other water sources. These dispense 3 mL of 1.25% chlorine solution into the user’s 20 L jerrycan. Chlorine requires 30 minutes to disinfect water from bacteria, then the chlorine residual prevents recontamination for 2-3 days.

Product description

Chlorine dispensers are placed in the immediate vicinity of wells and other water sources. These dispense 3 mL of 1.25% chlorine solution into the user’s 20 L jerrycan. Chlorine requires 30 minutes to disinfect water from bacteria, then the chlorine residual prevents recontamination for 2-3 days.

Target region(s)

Uganda, Malawi, Kenya

Distributors/implementing organizations
Market suggested retail price

Free distribution is recommended.

Competitive landscape

Other water treatment methods and technologies in the region of installation.

Target user(s)

Communities using contaminated drinking water sources

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