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Fundacion Cantaro Azul

Fundacion Cantaro Azul (FCA) is a non profit organization based in La Paz, Mexico dedicated to improving water quality and promoting safe water storage and hygiene in rural underserved communities. Current projects in Mexico and Sri Lanka aim to meet these goals through installations of the UV Tube, a point-of-use water disinfection system that employs UV light to deactivate pathogens. The UV Tube draws on an adaptable design concept to achieve an affordable, rapid, and reliable method of water treatment that meets user needs.
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Water stored in the home can also become contaminated with bacteria
Water stored in the home can also become contaminated with bacteria
A water quality sample is taken from a drinking well
A water quality sample is taken from a drinking well
FCA staff assess the contamination risk of a spring
FCA staff assess the contamination risk of a spring
FCA staff hold a community meeting to discuss importance of clean water and water treatment options
FCA staff hold a community meeting to discuss importance of clean water and water treatment options
Demonstration of the UV Tube technology in a community church
Demonstration of the UV Tube technology in a community church
UV Tubes are constructed from local and inexpensive materials
UV Tubes are constructed from local and inexpensive materials
UV Tube construction in Mexico uses PVC and stainless steel
UV Tube construction in Mexico uses PVC and stainless steel
UV Tubes in Sri Lanka are constructed from ferrocement
UV Tubes in Sri Lanka are constructed from ferrocement
A disinfection chamber is wired to use a UV germicidal bulb
A disinfection chamber is wired to use a UV germicidal bulb
UV Tube systems undergo final testing before distribution on site
UV Tube systems undergo final testing before distribution on site
Installation of a UV Tube requires connection to a reliable electricity source
Installation of a UV Tube requires connection to a reliable electricity source
Solar Panels power UV Tubes in Mexico
Solar Panels power UV Tubes in Mexico
UV Tube Owners choose the installation location in their home
UV Tube Owners choose the installation location in their home
A community gathering is held to discuss correct use of  UV Tube, safe water storage, and hygiene
A community gathering is held to discuss correct use of UV Tube, safe water storage, and hygiene
Sri Lanka, UV Tube
Sri Lanka, UV Tube
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
FCA staff demonstrate drinking disinfected water from the UV Tube
FCA staff demonstrate drinking disinfected water from the UV Tube
La Mesita Azul, a UV Tube model designed specifically for Baja Mexico
La Mesita Azul, a UV Tube model designed specifically for Baja Mexico
UV Tube owner receives an instruction manual and a bottle of hand sanitizer with her system
UV Tube owner receives an instruction manual and a bottle of hand sanitizer with her system
La Mesita Azul includes a safe water storage container and hand pump
La Mesita Azul includes a safe water storage container and hand pump
Users can pump clean water directly into a glass
Users can pump clean water directly into a glass
FCA staff conduct follow up visits to assess user satisfaction
FCA staff conduct follow up visits to assess user satisfaction
Sri Lanka, UV Tube
Sri Lanka, UV Tube
Introducing Hand Sanitizer as a safe hygiene practice
Introducing Hand Sanitizer as a safe hygiene practice
Disinfection with hand sanitizer is faster than washing with soap and does not require water
Disinfection with hand sanitizer is faster than washing with soap and does not require water
Hand Sanitizer bottles for distribution to UV Tube users
Hand Sanitizer bottles for distribution to UV Tube users
A UV Tube system installed at Sarvodaya HQ, a Sri Lankan NGO that partners with Cantaro Azul
A UV Tube system installed at Sarvodaya HQ, a Sri Lankan NGO that partners with Cantaro Azul
Berkeley UV Tube Team in Sri Lanka
Berkeley UV Tube Team in Sri Lanka
Cantaro Azul  Employees 2006, Mexico
Cantaro Azul Employees 2006, Mexico